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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Your travel checklist

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Take the first step towards the experience of a lifetime with our travel checklist and enjoy a memorable holiday during the game: equipped with practical guidance, local travel information and tips, this travel checklist is your go-to reference to planning perfection.

1. Buy your FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ match tickets and flight tickets

First, secure your match tickets and flight bookings before they run out. Skip to the next step if you've already sorted your tickets.

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Secure your ticket

Need to sort your match tickets and travel? Check out FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ packages here.

 

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Book your flight

Haven’t you booked your flight yet? There’s still time, check out flights to Qatar here. 

 

 

2. Book your stay

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Now that you've booked your match tickets and made travel arrangements book the perfect accommodation in Qatar that suit your travel needs. Select the ideal stay from a variety of hotels and resorts, apartments and villas, cruise ship hotels and fan villages through the official Qatar 2022 portal.

Alternatively, if you're staying with family or friends, it is mandated for your host to register with Hayya to confirm your stay.

3. Apply for your Hayya Card

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Apply for your digital Hayya Card using the Hayya Portal, or by downloading the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app. This is your:

  • Entry permit to Qatar
  • Access to stadiums, along with a match ticket.
  • Free travel on public transport, from 10 November to 23 December.

Note: Allow enough time for your application to be confirmed. The current average processing time is up to five days. All other guests under your Ticket Application Number will need to apply for their own digital Hayya Card to attend the tournament.

4. Download these must-have mobile applications – Hayya, Ehteraz & Visit Qatar

So, now that you have your matches, travel and accommodation all booked, there are some apps you’ll need to download to enter Qatar and some that would facilitate your stay in the country.

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Hayya - for an ultimate fan experience

Now that you've applied for your Hayya Card download the mobile app and activate your profile to receive your Hayya Card. Then, you can also unlock several benefits while you're in Qatar:

  • Entry permit to Qatar
  • Stadium access
  • Free metro access
  • Free bus access
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Ehteraz - the official contact tracing health app of Qatar

You will need to have this Covid-19 status tracing app downloaded and ready on your phone on arrival at the airport. This Qatari health status tracking app generates a QR code that shares your vaccination status, current virus-free state, risk of contagion and more. You will be required to present the Ehteraz app before entering closed spaces and establishments in the country, such as shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, hotels, groceries stores.

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Visit Qatar app – your highly recommended travel companion 

Proved to be the ultimate travel companion for visitors in Qatar, the Visit Qatar mobile app will help you experience Qatar like never before. From practical in-destination activities and itineraries to interactive maps and recommendations, this app has it all. 

5. Check the travel and return policies 

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As a final step, ensure to check the latest travel rules and travel health regulations required to be met to enter the State of Qatar hassle-free. Visit the Ministry of Public Health website for details.

6. Get ready to fly in and unlock insider tips

… and thank us later. Here’s what to expect when you touch down in Qatar:

On arrival at the airport, you will need to present to the immigration both your  Hayya Card through your Hayya app as well as your Ehteraz health status. Having both apps will allow you to enter the country seamlessly.

Those who prefer independence and flexibility can easily move around the country using the accessible and affordable public transport system. Learn all about the available services here.

The Qatari Riyal is the only currency accepted in Qatar, the majority of the places accept credit and debit cards. In Qatar’s larger cities, you’ll find ATMs are everywhere, but if you’re shopping in markets, smaller shops and boutiques, it’s best to carry some cash. 

Qatar is the world’s first country to introduce a commercial 5G network. Free WIFI facilities are available at the Hamad International Airport and most public places including shopping malls, restaurants and parks.

 

Qatar operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hzand uses the G plug type, just like the UK. So if the standard voltage in your country is between 220 - 240 V (as is in the Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa) you can use your electric appliance with an adapter.  If the standard voltage in your country is 100 V - 127 V (ie, the US, Canada and most South American countries), you’ll need a voltage converter and an adapter.

You'll love Qatar's warm and friendly culture and social scene, but please be mindful that it is an Islamic country where local laws and etiquette reflect that. Out of respect, women and men are advised to cover their shoulders and legs in public; we also ask you to remain from displays of affection in public, respecting the culture of Qatar. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the local laws and customs.

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