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World Cup 2022: no need for a vaccine against Covid-19 to go to Qatar

2022-09-29T12:30:36.726Z

It will be enough to present a negative test for Covid-19 before departure to be able to enter Qatar and attend the competition (November 20 -



Vaccination against Covid-19 will not be compulsory for spectators of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (November 20 - December 18).

However, they will have to present a negative test to travel to the country, the government and the Supreme Organizing Committee announced on Thursday.

"People arriving in Qatar are not required to quarantine, regardless of their vaccination status or their country of origin", specify the organizers.

At the check-in counter of their departure airport, any visitor aged six years and over must, however, present a negative result less than 48 hours before departure time for a PCR test and less than 24 hours for a test. antigenic.

It will not be necessary to carry out a new test on arrival.

Wearing a mask will be compulsory for everyone on public transport and in health establishments.

Anyone who tests positive during the tournament will be required to self-isolate for 5 days and then wear a mask for 5 days.

Visitors over the age of 18 will also need to download the Ehteraz tracking app, which is required to enter closed public places.

Additional information on the use of Ehteraz during the tournament, particularly in the stadiums, "will be communicated in due course", organizers said.

They also specify that "emergency health care will be provided free of charge in public hospitals for holders of the Hayya card", which acts as a visa for Qatar and a match ticket.

All of the country's private and public hospitals, medical centers, clinics and pharmacies will be open to visitors.

On the player side, this is good news for the Blues midfielder N'Golo Kanté, who had been deprived of the preparation tour in the United States of his club Chelsea in July due to a incomplete vaccination schedule.

Source: leparis

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