Qatar announces suspension of visitors’ entry during World Cup

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Qatar announces suspension of visitors’ entry during World Cup

The Fifa World Cup admission and exit rules have been released by the authorities in Qatar, including the suspension of tourist access beginning on November 1, 2022.

Col. Jassim Al Sayed, Executive Director, Office of the Commander of the Tournament Security Operations, explained that Hayya Card holders would be allowed to enter the country during this period. They can also stay in the country till January 23, 2023.

For fans having tickets to matches during the 2022 Fifa World Cup, the government of Qatar has issued the Hayya Card, a Fan ID.

Entry into the country for anyone without a Hayya Card will be suspended until December 23.

The ruling will not affect those who hold personal visas, work entrance permits, GCC citizens with Qatari ID cards, Qatari citizens, residents, and those who have been granted humanitarian exceptions.

To guarantee the proper organization of the upcoming World Cup event, the Ministry of Interior urged everyone to comply with the laws and regulations published in this regard and not to break them.

The biggest sporting event on earth, the World Cup, will be held in Qatar for the first time in an Arab nation.

The 2022 Fifa World Cup will take place from November 20 to December 18, with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador in the opening game. Fifa president Gianni Infantino has said it will be the “best-ever” World Cup and that foreign fans will have an experience like a “child going to Disneyland for the first time and seeing the attractions and the toys.”

According to Fifa, a final wave of online sales will take place later this month, claiming that 2.45 million of the three million tickets have already been sold. BKM/ Expat Media


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