Qatar: Some tourist arrivals will be suspended during the 2022 World Cup

9/22/2022 9:53:10 AM

On September 21, local time, the Qatari Interior Ministry announced that the entry of some tourists will be suspended from November 1 to December 23, 2022. During this period, only tourists with or associated with the 2022 World Cup fan card will be allowed to enter Qatar. In addition, Qatari citizens and residents holding Qatari ID cards, GCC nationals, foreign nationals holding Qatari work visas, and personnel related to humanitarian aid are exempt from this decree.

The Qatar World Cup will be held from November 20 to December 18, 2022. Qatar has previously stipulated that only ticket holders can apply for fan cards. At the beginning of September this year, the Qatari side relaxed the conditions for holding a fan card, indicating that after applying for a fan card, ticket-bearing fans can associate up to three relatives and friends without tickets to their fan card and invite them to enter during the World Cup. Qatar.