Entry restrictions for residents during Qatar World Cup not true: Official

Doha:  The official spokesperson for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Khaled al-Nama said that the rumour about the ban on entry to the country for residents during the World Cup is not true.

Speaking to Qatar TV, he explained that: "The entry and exit of citizens or residents will not be affected by Qatar World Cup 2022.”
"We don't want them to travel, but attend the World Cup, but the travel ban rumors are not true,” he added joking.

This came in response to a question will the entry of citizens and residents into the country during the tournament be restricted? Al-Nama denied these as rumours.

Many rumours are circulating these days among the residents of Qatar, saying that "do not travel after next July because you will not be able to return to the country."

This had caused many concerns among many residents, wondering about its validity, especially since no statement has been issued by the concerned authorities to deny it.

With regard to the completion of the World Cup projects, he said that the scope of work of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is the World Cup stadiums, and that has been fully completed, adding that Qatar will shine during this tournament as it has excelled in previous sporting occasions.

"The final preparations for hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 are close to 100%, only the fans' experience remains," he added.
On the disruption of work in government departments during the tournament, he said that the work must continue, and if some parties see that there is some difficulty for employees to access their workplace, appropriate solutions can be found, and there is an available scenario that we learned during the Corona pandemic, which is remote work.