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Qatar Removes All Entry Restrictions for World Cup

Qatar has scrapped visa requirements for all visitors from 80 countries, including the United States, as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The measure is part of a series of initiatives that aims to attract visitors during the run-up to the tournament in November and December 2022.



Football fans from anywhere in the world can now enter Qatar without having to go through any entry restrictions.

Football fans from anywhere in the world can now enter Qatar without having to go through any entry restrictions.

The country's National Media Council (NMC) has announced that all visa requirements have been scrapped for 80 countries - including the United States, UK, China and Russia - as well as for football fans visiting Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

It comes after a controversial period for Qatar with its neighbors accusing it of supporting terrorism, which Doha denies.


The state of Qatar has scrapped visa requirements for all visitors from 80 countries, including the United States, as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The state of Qatar has scrapped visa requirements for all visitors from 80 countries, including the United States, as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The country's Ministry of Interior made the announcement on Tuesday morning and said that US citizens would no longer need to apply for a visa before traveling to Qatar.

The government did not reveal how long this waiver will last but it comes amid growing concern over security in Doha following Saudi Arabia's decision to cut ties with Qatar earlier this year.


The measure is part of a series of initiatives that aims to attract visitors during the run-up to the tournament in November and December 2022.

The measure is part of a series of initiatives that aims to attract visitors during the run-up to the tournament in November and December 2022.

Visitors will be able to stay for up to 90 days without needing a visa. The waiver will apply until December 2022, although it's unclear if it may be extended beyond that date.




"Qatar is taking this opportunity to ease restrictions for travelers who plan to visit Qatar in 2022," said Hassan al-Ibrahim, chief tourism development officer at Qatar Tourism Authority.

“Qatar is taking this opportunity to ease restrictions for travelers who plan to visit Qatar in 2022," said Hassan al-Ibrahim, chief tourism development officer at Qatar Tourism Authority.

"The move is part of an effort by the nation to secure more tourists and raise its profile on the global stage."


All are welcome!

This is a great opportunity for visitors. We’re happy that people from all over the world will have the chance to experience Qatar during the World Cup.

The World Cup is also an important opportunity for Qatar, so we are working hard with our partners to make sure it is successful and enjoyable for everyone who visits.

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to FIFA and its member associations who have worked closely with us on this issue over many years. We look forward to welcoming fans from around the world in 2022!



So if you’re planning on traveling to Qatar in 2022, you won’t need a visa. And if you want to go just for the heck of it, there are no restrictions! Just book your ticket and pack your bags.

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