Qatar outlines entry regulations for FIFA World Cup

Qatar outlines entry regulations for FIFA World Cup

All fans entering the country must present a negative Covid-19 test result

Qatari authorities have clarified entry requirements for fans planning to attend the FIFA World Cup.

Regardless of their vaccination status, fans entering Qatar must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test result, according to the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.

Ticket holders aged six or above who wish to attend the tournament must present a negative PCR test result received no more than 48 hours before departure or a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) received no more than 24 hours before departure, along with the Hayya Card issued on purchase of tickets.

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Self-performed rapid antigen tests are not valid. The clinical test results must be submitted at the airport check-in counter and the test must be conducted at a medical centre in the country of origin. 

Inbound passengers who test positive for Covid-19 while in Qatar will be required to isolate in accordance with Ministry of Public Health guidelines.

Outbound travellers departing Qatar are not required to undergo a Covid-19 test but are advised to check the requirements of their destination country.


Qatar has suspended the entry of all other visitors during the duration of the tournament, excluding Hayya Card holders attending the FIFA World Cup.

The FIFA World Cup will commence on 20 November 2022, with the hosts taking on Ecuador in the opening match.

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