Non- Ticketed Fans Will Now Be Allowed In Qatar After..

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ organizers have revealed the most recent functional parts of the competition during a press conference held at the Host Country Media Center in Msheireb Downtown Doha.

The main points discussed about were the fan experience, entertainment programs, transport, medical guidance and security protocols.

The press conference was organised by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) in collaboration with the Safety and Security Operations Committee (SSOC) and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH). Security preparations was discussed, as non-ticketed fans with a Hayya Card will also be allowed to enter Qatar after the completion of the group stage on 2 December.

Organizere said they are prepared to Host the World Cup with next to no hitches safely. According to them, they have worked determinedly and have set up broad plans and projects to guarantee the delivery of a safe and distinct competition.

Organizers said:

“For many years, the State of Qatar was among the highest-ranking countries in global security and safety indicators, topping the list of countries in the Middle East and North Africa. This makes Qatar an ideal country to safely host major events of all kinds.

“The tournament’s security entails many different objectives, including protecting all World Cup facilities and infrastructure components, as well as building an integrated security capability for the tournament that surpasses the standards and practices used in previous major events.”

“We are delighted to announce that non-ticketed fans will be able to enter the State of Qatar after the conclusion of the group stage on 2 December 2022 to enjoy the unique tournament atmosphere”.

Non-ticketed fans can apply for their Hayya Cards to enter the Territory of Qatar through the Hayya platform or Hayya to Qatar 2022 mobile App, as per the listed prerequisites, including verification of accommodation and QAR 500 entry fee for children aged 12 and above. Under 12s won’t be charged.

Qatar will host a vast array of cultural and entertainment offerings during the World Cup, including more than 90 special events taking place on the sidelines of the tournament. In addition to the FIFA Fan Festival at Al Bidda Park, the Doha Corniche will be one of the largest fan destinations, with roving performances, cultural activities, food and beverage stalls and retail outlets along its 6km route, with capacity to host more than 70,000 fans every day.”

Other activities will include the daily ‘Welcome to Qatar’ show, one of the biggest pyrotechnic shows in the world. Theme park rides and other attractions will be open to fans at Al Maha Island Lusail, along with the 974 Beach Club, the Hayya Fan Zone on Lusail South Promenade, North Qetaifan Island and the Arcadia Spectacular and ARAVIA by MDL Beast dance music festivals. The Last-Mile Cultural Activations will also feature more than 6,000 performances in 21 locations.

Healthcare provisions will also be accessible, including the latest requirements. Fans are no longer required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival in Qatar. Fans are also no longer required to download the EHTERAZ application. Emergency healthcare will be provided for free to Hayya Card holders at public health facilities.

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Organizers are from now on, empowering fans to visit their dedicated website for the most recent information. They are additionally asking all international fans to take out movement protection prior to showing up in Qatar.

Visiting fans are also encouraged to use public transport to get around, including the dedicated bus services and Doha Metro. Meanwhile, Qatar residents are encouraged to use their private cars to attend matches.

Additionally, Qatar’s state-of-the-art public transport systems will provide seamless options for fans to get around. Fans will never be far from any of the stadiums, their accommodation or entertainment site – and will even have the chance to attend more than one match per day during the early stages of the tournament.

Fans are reminded to apply for the mandatory Hayya Card, which will provide access to stadiums for ticketed fans and act as an entry permit to Qatar for international supporters.

The World Cup will be held from 20 November to 18 December in eight state-of-the-art stadiums.

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