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Things to know before travelling to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

7th November 2022 Print

Nowadays, most people, particularly football fans, are making the journey to Qatar. As the FIFA tournament approaches, many tickets have been sold, and airlines are fully booked. Despite a string of recent controversies, the Qatar World Cup 2022 is likely to be the year's most anticipated event.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will showcase 32 teams for the final time before expanding to 48 teams for the World Cup in 2026; a tournament that is scheduled to be co-hosted between the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

The event is a truly global phenomenon, with interest from all corners of the globe being experienced. So much so, that many are looking to get the best experiences possible by finding ways in which they can enhance how it is enjoyed.

For some, one way of achieving this is to place sports bets on the action that is set to unfold across the eight stadiums set to be used. Indeed, with sites such as being made available where odds and markets are extremely competitive, fans are able to utilize the sportsbook to ensure this aspect of their tournament experience is as enjoyable as possible.

However, there will be many that will feel that they need to be at the competition in person, and that means travelling to Qatar this winter. Therefore, the following FIFA World Cup 2022 travel guide will provide you with all the information you need to have!

Travel Requirements and Restrictions in Qatar

Like many other countries that have finally opened their borders, Qatar demands travellers to show a negative pre-travel PCR obtained results less than 48 hours before departure.

Suppose you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19. In that case, you aren't required to undergo quarantine or isolation, nor do you need to show proof of a negative rapid antigen test after arriving in Qatar. In addition, non-vaccinated visitors can still enter the country, but a five-day quarantine in a hotel is required.

Getting Qatar World Cup 2022 Tickets

The best way to get FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets, as ever, is via the official FIFA website, where people need to create an account on FIFA's ticket portal. More than 800,000 tickets for the Qatar World Cup 2022 have been sold, with the first round ending on March 29 and the second round ending on April 29.

FIFA's official ticket portal is the only legitimate way to buy a ticket. Any tickets bought elsewhere risk being deemed counterfeit by FIFA and cancelled with no refund.

Qatar Flights 

Qatar World Cup tournaments will be held in four of the country's major cities this year: Doha, Al Wakrah, Al Khor, and Al Rayyan. But, before you book a flight to Hamad International Airport in November, you must obtain a Hayya Card, which provides an all-purpose identification card for World Cup visitors. The Hayya Card serves as your visa for entry into Qatar and is to be presented along with your ticket before entering the stadium on match days.

Accommodations In Qatar

People are looking to Qatar's accommodation industry to meet the demand of the expected 1.5 million visitors, even though there are only 130,000 rooms available. More apartment complexes are expected to be built in Qatar to house FIFA World Cup fans.

The website of Qatar World Cup 2022 also includes an accommodation portal with recommendations for the best places to stay during your FIFA World Cup trip. Hotels, villas, and apartments are among the options for lodging. Surprisingly, cruise ships are docked in Doha during the tournament in preparation for such high demand.


Travelling, particularly to Qatar, necessitates careful planning to avoid mishaps. To enjoy the pure entertainment and thrill of the upcoming world cup mega-event, you must follow the guidelines before planning a trip to the country.