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Updated February 2023

Though the FIFA World Cup 2022 is now behind us, the Hayya Card retains its function as an entry permit for its holders to Qatar, as announced by the Ministry of Interior. Here we discuss the latest development and features of the Hayya Card post the World Cup proceedings. 

Hayya Card latest news

As per the announcement made by Qatar’s Ministry of Interior, the Hayya Card‘s validity as an entry permit to Qatar has been extended. This means that Hayya Card holders are allowed to enter the country until January 2024 under specified conditions.

What is the Hayya Card?

The Hayya Card was originally issued as an all-around permit for attendees of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. With the Hayya Card, football fans may enter Qatar and attend World Cup matches for the duration of the tournament. The card also provided a number of benefits, including free public transport for ticket holders on matchday among other privileges.

With the tournament having reached its conclusion, as per the latest announcement, the Hayya Card now functions solely as an entry permit to Qatar until January 2024.

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What are the current benefits of the Hayya Card?

As mentioned, the Hayya Card now primarily serves as an entry permit to Qatar. Additionally, Hayya Card holders are granted the following:

  • entry to Qatar with up to three family members or friends courtesy of the ‘Hayya with Me’ feature
  • multiple-entry permit to Qatar
  • not subject to any fee to enter Qatar
  • use of the e-Gate facility at Qatar’s entry and exit points

Please note that these privileges will remain in effect until January 2024.

What are the requirements to use the Hayya Card?

The Ministry of Interior has declared that individuals possessing the Hayya card, a key document used during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, must comply with the following requirements to enter the country with the card:

  • proof of hotel reservation or accommodation with family or friends approved via the online Hayya Portal
  • a passport with a validity of at least 3 months from arrival in the State
  • health insurance valid for the entire duration of stay in Qatar
  • a return ticket

Can I apply for the Hayya Card?

Currently, no new Hayya Cards are being issued. This means the privileges detailed above can be extended only to existing holders of the Hayya Card.



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