Tribune News Network
People who have not purchased a match ticket for the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be allowed to enter Qatar after the group stage of the tournament, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior said in Doha on Thursday.
"We’re delighted to announce today that non-ticketed fans can enter the State of Qatar after the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group Stage - starting from 2 December 2022 - to enjoy the unique tournament atmosphere here with teams and fans in the country,” Colonel Dr. Jabr Hammoud Jabr Al Nuaimi, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Interior and the World Cup Security Force has said.
“Non-ticketed fans can apply for their Hayya Cards to enter the State of Qatar through the Hayya platform or Hayya mobile app from today, per the listed requirements," he added.
Qatar atar is hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022 between November 20 and December 18. The Arab world's first-ever FIFA World Cup is expected to bring more than 1.7 million people to Qatar, which has made elaborate security arrangements to provide a safe environment to the fans."Qatar tops Middle East and North Africa regarding security and safety. Agreements were signed with various countries and international organizations, constituting a real addition to tournament security," Col Nuaimi said.
Four hospitals for fans, emergency treatment free
Dr. Yousef Al Maslamani, the health spokesperson for Qatar 2022, said the country has allocated four Hamad Medical College hospitals for emergency medical assistance of World Cup fans.
Health services are provided free of charge to Hayya Card holders when needed. he added.Dr Maslamani said a health website for fans has been launched with healthcare information about all clinics and hospitals.
A metro train will run every 165 seconds through any given station to transport World Cup fans to their destinations, said Deputy Director General of Marketing, Communications and Event Experience. Besides, a fleet of 3,600 buses will complement the metro services and enhance road connectivity for the fans.