Qatar eases entry rules for World Cup post-group stage

Qatar eases entry rules for World Cup post-group stage

Non-ticketed fans can now enter Qatar to attend the FIFA World Cup

Qatar has activated a new ‘Early December’ feature, which allows fans without tickets to apply for a Hayya Card.

This means that fans will only need to show proof of accommodation and pay an entry fee of US$140 to obtain the Hayya Card and enter the country. Children aged under 12 will not be charged.

After paying the entry fee and confirming their accommodation, visitors will receive an entry permit to Qatar via email.

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Ticket holders for matches taking place from 2 December are no longer required to pay the entry fee when applying for a Hayya card.

Travellers must complete the Hayya Card application process before boarding a flight to Qatar or entering through the Abu Samra land border. Hayya Card holders are permitted to stay in Qatar until 23 January, 2023.

Khalid Ali Al Mawlawi, the Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s deputy director general for marketing, communications and event experience, said: “It’s been a wonderful tournament so far. We’ve welcomed hundreds of thousands of fans from across the world for an unrivalled festival of football and exchange of cultures.


“As we move into the knockout stages of the tournament, we’re delighted to offer the chance for more fans to visit Qatar and experience the special atmosphere of the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world.”

The Hayya Card is mandatory for those attending FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. It provides access to stadiums with a valid match ticket, entry to the FIFA Fan Festival and free public transport.

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