In preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, strategies have been developed to prioritize the safety and well-being of participants and fans of sporting events, particularly due to COVID-19. According to information gathered by Nexbetsports , the implementation of the Qatar Travel and Return Policy is a positive step forward in terms of protecting people living in Qatar.Following the requirements outlined in the policy, Nexbetsports has compiled a list of essential elements.
FIFA World Cup 2022: General Policies
Citizens and residents are strongly advised to exercise extreme caution when traveling to international locations, taking into account both their current vaccination status and the degree of spread of COVID-19 in the country they are traveling to.
The State of Qatar requires visitors aged 6 years and older to bring a certificate proving that they have passed a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test with a negative result valid for 48 hours or a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) certificate valid for 24 hours before boarding a flight to the country. Please note that the Rapid Antigen Self-Test is not acceptable for use while traveling.
COVID-19 testing is not required for children 0-5 years of age.
It is important to note that GCC nationals and residents are not allowed to participate in the online pre-entry registration process, but must download the Ehteraz mobile app and activate it on their cell phone by inserting a local or foreign SIM card. .
All other categories not included in the previous section 8 must also download the Ehteraz mobile application, activate it on their cell phone by inserting a local or international SIM card, and register for the pre-entry online registration system via the website. (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) at least three (3) days before arrival in the country. It is necessary that all essential documents, including vaccination or COVID-19 recovery certificates, are uploaded.
Before planning a visit to the State of Qatar, passengers should ensure that they are aware of any changes that may have been made to the travel and return policy through official sources and websites.
At all times, tourists should behave in accordance with the regulations put in place in Qatar to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
There is no need to use the COVID-19 risk classification by country.
However, visitors who test positive for COVID-19 after arrival in Qatar must undergo self-isolation measures in accordance with the procedures followed in the State of Qatar. Quarantine is no longer required for all tourists arriving from outside the country.
Upon arrival in the State of Qatar, all citizens and residents aged 6 years and above are required to undergo a rapid antigen test (RAT) within 24 hours at one of the primary health care centers or private medical centers. The status in the Ehteraz Application will be updated to gray if the testing procedure is not followed.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Health insurance
Visitors to Qatar can access medical care in private or public hospitals, medical centers, clinics or pharmacies in any country. At public hospitals, anyone with a valid Hayya card can access free emergency care and other urgent medical services. However, the Ministry of Public Health advises spectators from other countries to take out travel insurance including medical coverage for their stay in Qatar. Fans should continue to check with the Ministry of Public Health for further information on health facilities in Qatar. As the 2022 Soccer World Cup progresses, Nexbetsports will continually update you on everything that is happening.
FIFA World Cup 2022:Nexbetsports Conclusion
The first two weeks of the tournament are the most stressful for the tournament organizers and FIFA, as this is when the most games will be played each day, and the largest number of fans from the 32 competing nations will visit the various fan zones, tourist attractions, and other venues. During the weekend of November 26-27, there is a possibility, according to some estimates, that there will be as many as 350,000 traveling fans in Doha at one time. It is for the safety of the fans that the rules have been established, so they must respect them.