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Frequently Asked Questions

Hayya Card is the only substitute of the tourist visas normally issued for visitors, who wish to visit Qatar during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ tournament.

An approved Hayya Card provides the following benefits:

- Entry permit to the State of Qatar during tournament time

- Stadium access (along with your match ticket)

- Free travel on public transport (from 10 November to 23 December)

- A host of other benefits including fan experiences and information on events, venues, and landmarks

You can apply for Hayya Card on Qatar2022 website.

Please check Qatar2022 website to find out all the necessary details related to adding guests to your Hayya Card.

Before Friday, December 2, 2022, individuals could have come to the State of Qatar without tickets only if they were invited by Hayya Card holders.

Starting Friday, December 2, 2022, entry to the State of Qatar doesn't require having match tickets for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, and fans without tickets can enter Qatar by using Hayya Card.

Hayya Card holders can stay in Qatar, starting from 1 November 2022 until 23 January 2023.

Yes, there are various transportation means available in Qatar, such as the metro, tram, and public buses, which are all accessible for free for Hayya Card holders from 10 November until 23 December. In addition, taxis are available for which you can pay by cash, bank card, or mobile payment.

The healthcare sector in Qatar has undergone an enormous journey of transformation over the past two decades and operates a modern, advanced healthcare system delivering a comprehensive range of medical services at the highest international standards. 

Visitors from across the world coming to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ tournament will have access to the key emergency and urgent healthcare services.

In addition to these services at dedicated healthcare facilitates, there is also a host of special healthcare services that will be open in and around all FIFA World Cup related events and locations during the competition period.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Public Health’s website.

No, they are not the same. Hamad International Airport (HIA) is the new, main international airport in the country. Doha International Airport (DIA) is the old international airport, but it was recently opened for some international airlines to land in it during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ tournament.

There are two main ways to book an accommodation:

- The Official Accommodation Agency
- If you have a friend or a family member in Qatar, you can ask them to host you in their place.

No, according to the FIFA website, volunteers need to find their own accommodations and cover their own expenses.

Arabic is the official language of the country, but since the country has huge cultural diversity, English is also widely used.

Yes, Qatar is one of the safest countries in the world, whether for women or solo travelers.

People can generally wear their clothing of choice. Shoulders and knees should be covered when visiting public places like museums and other government buildings. Swimwear is commonly worn at hotel beaches and pools.

Alcohol is not part of local culture, but hospitality is.  Alcohol is served in licensed restaurants, bars, and hotels, and will be available in additional locations during the tournament, including the FIFA Fan Festival (after 6:30pm).

Drinking alcohol outside of designated areas is prohibited. Fans should also note that it is not permitted to bring alcohol into the State of Qatar. Fans should avoid travelling with alcohol from their country of origin or purchasing duty free products to avoid confiscation upon arrival into Qatar.

Yes, there will be various events and fan festivals in many areas around the country. For more information, please check Qatar2022 website.

You can refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page accessible from Qatar2022 website.