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Becoming the first Arab country to host the World Cup, the authorities in Qatar have now announced the exit and entry regulations to and from the country during FIFA World Cup 2022. Effective 1 November 2022, the authorities in Qatar have now announced the suspension of entry for visitors into the country until 23 December 2022.

The Qatari authorities have now announced the suspension of entry for visitors into the country during the FIFA World Cup 2022. Effective 1 November 2022, visitors will only be eligible for entry into Qatar provided they are holding a Hayya Card. Moreover, as reported by the Office of the Commander of the Tournament Security Operations, Col. Jassim Al Sayed, Hayya Card holders allowed entry into Qatar during this period can also stay in the country until 23 January 2023.

Furthermore, as stated by the authorities entry for any visitors without the Hayya Card to Qatar through its air, land and marine borders will be suspended until 23 December 2022. The decision, however, will not affect exempted categories such as Qatari citizens, residents and GCC citizens holding a Qatari ID card, holders of personal visas, work entry permits, and the approved humanitarian cases.

The Ministry of Interior, further, called upon all visitors to abide by the laws and regulations issued in this regard and not to violate them in order to ensure the successful organization of the upcoming World Cup event in the country.