The FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 is less than 2 months away and millions of fans will be visiting the Arab country of Qatar for one of the biggest football events post-pandemic. The estimated cost of what is said to be the most expensive FIFA World Cup by far is $220 billion.
The Qatar World Cup 2022 is going to be in action from 20th November to 18th December with a total of 64 games to be played across group stages, Round of 16 and the finals. There are going to be 4 matches held each day in 8 stadiums across Qatar.
If you are planning to attend the Qatar World Cup 2022 in person, here are some tips regarding the visa, travel, accommodation, Covid-19 restrictions and other plans related to the game.
Things to know before you head for the Qatar World Cup 2022:
The Hayya Card is basically like a visa along with your match ticket. Holding this card in person is compulsory for everyone attending the match. The Hayya Card also facilitates free match-day travel.
Indian citizens can avail of the Qatar Visa on Arrival facility, Medical insurance is also mandatory to enter the country for matches.
How to reach Qatar:
If you are travelling from India, there are innumerable flight options from Delhi and Mumbai. Airlines like Qatar Airlines also has World Cup packages – including a round trip from Doha, hotel bookings with meal options, and fixed seats at the stadium. This will help visitors plan a stress-free trip and save money. There are also some budget-friendly flight options from India. You can even plan a stopover in Dubai before going to the match.
Accommodation in Qatar:
Qatar is a small nation with not enough options to accommodate almost 2.5 million visitors. There are luxury as well as budget accommodation options in Qatar. The organization team has also asked locals to open up their homes to visitors, 2 cruise ships are docked to be served as hotels and several desert camps are put up.
All accommodation options are also not far away from the stadiums with well-connected transport services.
Travelling in and around Qatar:
Qatar has a well-laid and cheap public transport system. All the stadiums are well-connected and even accommodation options are close. On match day, you can use the Hayya card for free transportation to and back from the game.
On other days, the metro system connects all stadiums as well as the Hamad International Airport. There is also a tram service available. The cost of metro and tram services starts at 2 Qatari Riyal approximately. If you plan on staying in Qatar for longer get the reusable travel card for 10 Riyal.
It is mandatory to submit a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival in Qatar. Also, show the double vaccination certificate for adults and rapid antigen for children below 12 years.
FIFA 2022 Tickets:
Tickets for the Qatar FIFA World Cup have already been up on sale on the official website in two phases. There will also be a last-minute sale of the tickets on the official website.
World Cup 2022 Schedule:
This is one of the shortest world cup seasons lasting less than a month. 32 teams will be playing in 8 groups for 64 matches before the FIFA World Cup 2022 winner is crowned on 18th December.
Planning a holiday in Qatar along with the World Cup match, choose among the best and most affordable Qatar holiday packages to spend an amazing time.
Tell us in the comments below, which team you think will take the FIFA World Cup 2022 home.
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