FIFA WORLD 2022 Qatar during COVID-19: What should You know?

fifa world 2022 qatar during covid 19

FIFA is collaborating closely with the local authorities to establish regulations and health and sanitary measures in order to guarantee a secure experience and to protect the health of everyone attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Refer to the following PowerPacPlus.org article for more detailed information:

Challenges of FIFA World Cup 2022

Challenges of FIFA World Cup 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the global international sports calendar and the 2022 FIFA World Cup is no exception, a number of scientists and sports organizers from many countries have vehemently opposed this announcement. 

Despite increased vaccination rates, reduced immunity and the emergence of many infectious and deadly strains of COVID-19 present challenges for the organization of large-scale international sporting events.

After many votes, consensus and schedules, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held on the Qatar Peninsula (November 21 to December 18) with more than 1.7 million expected visitors. (fans, staff, players and media).

Update on Covid 19 situation in Qatar

Update on Covid 19 situation in Qatar

In general, the epidemic situation due to the Covid 19 strain in 2022 has decreased across countries around the world.

Every day in Qatar, there are about 50 to 200 infections caused by new strains. You can limit the risk of cross-infection when taking advantage of Qatar Airways flights to stay safe with people at home and abroad.

However, the Government and the Ministry of Public Health have many policies to prevent and treat promptly.

In the upcoming biggest FIFA tournament on the planet to be held, people from other countries can confidently come to cheer for their favorite team.

Interesting new Covid variants

Interesting new Covid variants

In November 2021, WHO reported ‘Omicron’ (i.e., variant B.1.1.529) as a novel strain for COVID-19. 8 Omicrons have the potential to increase airborne contamination.

Other related gene mutations directly affect the respiratory system, brain, and other parts of the body

Typical example: is the Omicron strain that exists in a human body and can spread 9 out of 10 by direct contact with it.

More seriously, the number of deaths of this strain is increasing significantly (almost half a million people have died due to this new strain).

Qatar COVID-19 Travel Requirements

qatar covid 19 travel requirements

Border Status

  • Travel permission with restrictions
  • Limited vehicles allowed
  • Checking the certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 is required
  • Masks are mandatory
  • Identity document
  • Type of entryway: by air

Status Immunity

They were vaccinated against COVID-19 with vaccines recognized by the Ministry of Health with validity and duration of immunity as follows:

  • Valid for nine (9) months out of fourteen (14) days after the second dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Valid for twelve (12) months after a booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna Vaccine, AstraZeneca COVID-19.
  • Valid for nine (9) months out of (14) days after the first dose of the Jansen & Jansen COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Valid for twelve (12) months from seven (7) days of receiving a Jansen & Jansen COVID-19 booster dose.
  • Valid for six (6) months out of fourteen (14) days after the second dose or booster dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Blood antibody test results are required and are valid within 30 days of the test.

  • If the traveler is unable to take a blood antibody test in the country of origin, or if the test results are
  • Antibody positive, travelers must undergo relevant isolation for 14 to 21 days
  • Persons receiving two doses of vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health and whose immune status extends for up to twelve (12) months out of fourteen (14) days after which the serum antibodies are no longer required.

Immune convalescence

Any person with a medically confirmed COVID-19 infection in the country or abroad is considered to have a valid immune status for twelve (12) months from the date of infection. Official and verifiable laboratory test results are required as evidence of prior infection.

Unvaccinated / Unvaccinated

If the above conditions are not met, they will be deported to the country.

Note

Governments may change their policies without prior notice. We recommend checking regularly and verifying claims from associated sources before making travel plans.

Refer to: What Are The Requirements For A Visa On Arrival In Doha, Qatar?

Censorship before entering the stadium hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022

censorship before entering the stadium hosting the fifa world cup 2022
  • Citizens and residents of red countries are fully vaccinated;
  • Citizens and residents of countries that are not part of the country are marked in red;
  • Fully vaccinated GCC nationals/residents and EU citizens/residents from non-Indian countries; Carrying a negative COVID-19 PCR test result is optional for fully vaccinated GCC nationals/residents and EU nationals/residents;
  • Take your body temperature before entering the stadium;
  • Request to show the status of the EHTERAZ application (required in green);
  • Tourists under 12 years old.

Some more vaccines have been approved by the Ministry of Health and approved with the following conditions:

​​​Approved Vaccines Conditionally Approved vaccines
Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty)Sinopharm
Moderna (SpikeVax)Sinovac
​AstraZeneca(Covishield/Oxford/ Vaxzevria)Sputnik V
Jansen / Johnson & Johnson (only one dose)​​Covaxin​
List of vaccines against covid 19

Medical declaration form

Include the following information in a letter written in either Arabic or English (stating your trip plans no later than 14 days in advance):

  • The name of the tourist and the name on the passport must coincide.
  • The dosage and the vaccination date (one dose for the Jansen vaccine and two doses for other vaccines).
  • Vaccine brand or name.
  • Batch number and QR code for vaccines (if any).

For travelers transiting to Qatar

Beyond what is necessary by the nation of departure or arrival, no additional test results or certification are required of passengers transiting through Doha who do not exit the airport.

The COVID-19 fast antigen test must be taken up to 24 hours after arrival in Qatar by EU citizens, residents, and guests from the UK who are exempt from pre-travel registration.

Travelers with a valid national-issued vaccination certificate with a validity period are not subject to quarantine upon arrival.

COVID-19 risk information in Qatar

  • MEDIUM RISK: transmission of COVID-19 is moderate in Qatar.
  • NEW CASE MONTHLY PER MILLION: 2,000/ infected case, increase to 15.13% at 05/08/2022
  • PERCENT VACCINATED: 302.04%, increase to 192.04% at 01/08/2022
  • PEOPLE VACCINATED: more info indicator 2,753,181, increase to 2,753,181
  • REPRODUCTIVE RATE: more info indicator 1.93, decreased by 0.90 at 19/7/2022.

Travel verification for GCC residents


The following COVID health app is for use by any GCC citizen will be recognized in Qatar for GCC nationals and residents who match the immunity requirements.

See more: Qatar Visa On Arrival For GCC Residents For Traveller

Instead of pre-registering for travel online, you can download the Ehteraz mobile app (App) with an international SIM card, provided it represents your immunological health condition.

Safe Nation Be careful with 
Vương quốc Ả Rập Xê ÚtTawakkalna
KuwaitShlonik
OmanTarassud
The United Arab EmiratesAl Hosn
QatarBahrain
Statistical table listing safe and unsafe countries with corona virus

Explore more: How Safe Is Qatar For Travel?

For EU nationals and EU residents in Qatar, the COVPass health application will be respected and accepted in place of online registration, provided that they satisfy the requirements for exemption, which are as follows:

      Countries of the European Union      European passport application
UK NHS COVID Pass

Cost of COVID-19 testing at Qatar Airport

          Type of Test        Cost per test
PCR TestQR 165
Rapid AntigenQR 55
​Serology Antibody test (point of care)QR 55
Manifesto related to Covis inspection

Learn more: How Much Is It To Travel To Qatar? Qatar’s Budget

Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup from November 21 to December 18. The competition, which will be the first time football’s premier event takes place in the Middle East, has a total of 32 teams, including the hosts Qatar.

Due to the heat, Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup during the winter instead of the traditional summer. Senegal and the Netherlands square off in Group A’s first match on Monday, November 21 at the Al Thumama Stadium, England vs Iran will be the tournament’s second match, taking place in Al Rayyan.

While swimming, the COVID-19 virus cannot spread via the water. However, when a person comes into close contact with an infected individual, the virus can transmit between them.

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