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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

All your questions answered

Frequently asked FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ related questions

Make a note of the travel information you’re looking for with our most commonly asked questions while planning your trip to Qatar in 2022.

Pre-travel information


You can buy tickets for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, through the First Come First Served sales period, which ends on 16 August 2022 at 11:00 CEST / 12:00 (midday) Doha time. Book your tickets through the FIFA website.



There’ll be no standard visas issued for the period between 1 November 2022 and 23 January 2023. Instead you must have an approved Hayya Card to enter Qatar, which you will also need to present at the stadium along with your match ticket. Apply for your Hayya Card as soon as possible. Visit the Hayya portal for more information.

Yes absolutely. A number of companies are also offering package deals to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ fans. If you are planning on booking separately, and plan to stay in Qatar for more than 24 hours, accommodation validation will be required to complete your Hayya Card application process. 

If you’re travelling to Qatar between 1 November 2022 and 23 January 2023 you will need to have an approved Hayya Card to enter the country. You’ll also need it to enter the stadiums for matches and for access to free public transport from 10 November to 23 December 2022. The Ehteraz app is a Covid-19 notification app that is mandatory when you prepare for your immigration at the airport.

It depends when you are travelling. You need to have booked your accommodation before you apply for your Hayya Card, so please make sure you book your accommodation with enough time left for your Hayya Card application to go through before you fly.

The match schedule is available to view on the FIFA website and will be updated as the tournament progresses.

Yes, your host just needs to register your stay with the Hayya portal website.

While in Qatar


With the Hayya Card, ticket holders can get free public transport to and from matches. This includes the metro, Education City and Lusail trams, public buses and tournament bus services. Uber also operates in Qatar, or you can use the Qatar government’s Karwa taxi service.

Qatar is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Women travellers have reported feeling particularly safe while in the destination. As with anywhere else, be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your belongings.

Fans will need a valid match ticket and a Hayya Card to enter all matches. Alcohol can only be consumed in designated areas in the stadiums. Be mindful that drinking alcohol or being drunk in public is an offence. Fans are encouraged to wear what they feel comfortable in provided it is modest, and intimacy in public is also prohibited.

Absolutely. State-of-the-start, sustainability-focused cooling technology has been specially designed for each stadium, to keep temperatures at a comfortable 18-24°C.

While the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Islam, tourists will be able to get alcohol at bars in hotels and private clubs, as well as in designated FIFA fan zones and certain areas in stadiums. Drinking anywhere else or being drunk in public is an offence. The legal drinking age in Qatar is 21.

There will be big screens at the Fan Zones to catch all the action. Take a look at our Restaurant listings section for ideas on bars and restaurants in Doha showing live sports.

Qatar is three hours ahead of Universal Time Coordinated (UTC), i.e. UTC+3 hours.

As long as you have accommodation and tickets and you adhere to the visa requirements, you are welcome to extend your stay. Book your tickets through the FIFA website. Remember, you need an approved Hayya Card to enter all matches.

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