Qatar temporarily suspends visit visas during FIFA World Cup

Doha: The Ministry of Interior has decided to suspend entry of all visitors through air, land and marine borders to the State of Qatar from November 1, 2022, allowing only Hayya Cardholders during the World Cup. 

It will resume the visit visas from December 23, 2022. 

This was announced today, September 21, 2022, in a press conference regarding the regulation of entry and exit into Qatar during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which is set to kick off on November 20, 2022. 

The Ministry further announced that entry to Qatar is allowed only for Hayya cardholders, which will allow them to stay in the country until January 23, 2023. 

The categories exempted from the suspension of entry to Qatar, between November 1 and December 23, 2022, include:
- Qatari citizens, residents and GCC citizens holding a Qatari ID card 
- Holders of personal recruitment visas and work entry permits 
- Humanitarian cases through the airport (based on the approval from the official application platform)