FIFA World Cup 2022: Some Rules Football Fans Should Know Before Traveling to Qatar

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Now there is less than 50 days left for the start of FIFA World Cup 2022. This time the hosting of the FIFA World Cup is in the hands of Qatar.

The tournament is set to attract over a million football fans from around the world.

It has been the biggest tournament in football. Which is going to start from 20th November. For the first time, the FIFA tournament is being organized in an Arab country.

But before going to FIFA World Cup 2022, it is very important to know which rules to follow.

But what rules are required for international football fan tournaments?

1. Covid-19 Rules

First of all, it is very important to follow the rules related to Kovid-19. Anyone planning to go to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches will need a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country. And also whether he has been vaccinated or not.

Those aged six and over are required to have a negative PCR test result, which must be taken within 48 hours of their departure for Qatar.

In addition, a negative rapid antigen test may also show evidence of this, but you must do so 24 hours prior to admission.

It is mandatory for people to wear face masks while traveling on public transport or in a crowded area.

2. HAYA Card

Anyone wishing to enter the country after 1 November will be expected to apply for a HAYA card. It is a personal document and is reportedly mandatory for everyone attending and participating in FIFA World Cup matches. The card provides free access to all public transport in Qatar, including metro and bus.

3. Social Rules

If you want to go out and have some drinks, then for this you must be above 21 years of age. If you are over the age of 21, you can expect to be able to purchase alcohol at a “licensed bar or restaurant.”

For the FIFA World Cup, the Qatari government has eased some of its restrictions on the purchase of licensed beverages. In which beer is being provided before and after the match in the premises of eight stadiums.

4. Clothing

Fans have been advised to wear “modestly” clothing. Qatar has prohibited wearing shorts or sleeveless tops in the UK, citing the tourism authority via The Independent newspaper. If found to be so, then entry into buildings or stadiums can also be denied on official grounds.

5. Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in all public places in Qatar, including museums, sports clubs, shopping malls and restaurants. Violators will also be fined.

Qatar has banned the import, purchase and use of e-cigarettes since 2014, violating which can lead to up to three months in prison and a fine of about $2,750 (QAR 10,000).

Football’s biggest tournament began with a match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al-Bayt Arena in Doha. Over 2 million tickets for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar have been sold.

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