The Ministry of Interior (MOI) announced the procedures and controls for entry and exit to and from the State of Qatar through the country's air, land and marine borders, during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The announcement came during a press conference organized by the ministry yesterday, in which the Director of Public Relations at MOI and Head of the Media Unit at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Security and Safety Operations Committee Brigadier Abdullah Khalifa Al Muftah, and Executive Director at the Office of the Commander of the Tournament Security Operations Lt. Col. Jassem Al Sayed spoke to the press.
Brigadier Al Muftah said that it was decided to suspend the entry of visitors to the country effective from Nov. 1, 2022. However, visitor entry will resume starting from Dec. 23, 2022. Exempted from this decision: Qatari citizens, residents and GCC citizens holding a Qatari ID card. Also exempted from this decision are holders of personal recruitment visas, and work entry permits. Additionally, the exemption includes humanitarian cases through the airport, based on approval from the official application platform.
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