Important information for fans of the 2022 World Cup: How do I get to Qatar - Inc News
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Important information for fans of the 2022 World Cup: How do I get to Qatar

Let's try to answer the questions that worry those who want to go to the World Cup in Qatar.

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Do I need a visa to visit Qatar during the World Cup?

During the World Cup, Qatar suspended the visitor visa system and replaced it with the Hayya card for fans. Card holders can enter Qatar visa-free from November 1 to January 23, 2023.

How do I get my Hayya card?

Purchase at least one ticket to the event and then confirm your accommodation booking via the official accommodation platform or online booking platform, or confirm your stay with family and friends. Fans will need to obtain a Hayya e-card because the card will be used as their visa to enter Qatar.

"All local and foreign fans must apply for a digital Hayya card. This is your permission to enter the State of Qatar and access the stadium (along with your ticket to the match)," a message posted on the FIFA website reads.

Do I have to pay to apply for the Hayya card?

There is no need to pay any fees to apply for the electronic Hayya Card.

What are the benefits of the Hayya Card?

The smart Hayya e-card application provides event planning services for fans, and provides information about all the events being held during the game.

In addition, the app has many other features such as visits to World Cup venues where the event is being held, free use of public transportation, obtaining entry permits for fans outside of Qatar and participating in multiple events at the same time.

Do people who come to the card need health certificates for the new coronavirus infection?

Qatar has waived quarantine procedures for all arrivals. Moreover, vaccination against the new coronavirus is not mandatory for fans who come to watch the World Cup. Qatar's Ministry of Health has also abolished quarantine procedures for all arriving passengers, whether they have been vaccinated or not, regardless of what country they are from.

However, all tourists over the age of 6 must present a negative PCR test for coronavirus before boarding a plane to Qatar for the World Cup. At the same time, a negative nucleic acid test, valid for 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, or a negative rapid antigen test, valid for 24 hours, must be presented.

Will medical care be provided for World Cup fans?

The health system team will work together to provide a wide range of medical and other support services, which include emergency medical care. During the World Cup, the Hayya Fan Card will be a condition for receiving treatment in the State of Qatar.

Can everyone go to the matches or only Hayya cardholders?

Most fan zones do not require a Hayya card to enter, and the areas that do require a Hayya card will be announced before the World Cup.

If there is a problem activating the Hayya Card application, where to go?

There is a service center at the Ali Bin Hamad Al-Fatia Arena in Doha to directly address any questions related to the application. Hayya call center specialists will also answer questions about the 2022 World Cup. The service is available in 7 languages.