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PCR tests required for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

PCR tests must be taken within 48 hours of departure.

Footie fans, it’s not long to wait for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Before you get carried away packing your la’eeb hats and team colours, make sure you’ve booked yourself a PCR test. 

Regardless of your vaccination status, all visitors attending matches must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test. The rules apply to visitors aged six years old and above, and the PCR test must be taken within 48 hours before departure. Rapid antigen tests must be taken 24 hours before arriving in Qatar. 

The tests must be taken in the country of origin, and presented at the airport before boarding. Fans who are using the shuttle service and visiting Qatar for the day must also sign up for a Hayya Card. The card grants visitors access into the country and stadium, and free travel on public transport. Plus, remember to pack your face masks, as these are required on public transport. 

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is more than just a game. Sure, it’s about supporters and scores, but there are plenty of cultural events taking place in extra time. Music fans will be thrilled to hear that the dance music festivals MDLBeast and Arcadia Spectacular will be held in Doha during the tournament. 

If you haven’t bagged a ticket to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, there are amazing places to watch the action in the UAE. Whether you’re after a half time break gazing at the Burj Khalifa at Address Dubai Mall or a big screen at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, there’s something to suit your footie needs.

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