Don’t have a ticket and still want to go to the World Cup? Good News! For you! FIFA has shown the green flag to ticketless fans now as well. After the World Cup group stage is over by December 2, fans without tickets shall also be permitted to come over and enjoy the match.
For 2022, everyone’s biggest dream has become attending the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar but seats and tickets are limited. All tickets were booked within a few days after sale began. A lot of fans missed out on the opportunity of getting a ticket to the FIFA World Cup 2022. So, now everyone is curious to know whether they can go to the FIFA World Cup without a ticket or not.
Are ticketless fans allowed to go to the World Cup?
Go pack your backpack and get ready to fly to Qatar now. Don’t worry even if you missed out on tickets to the Qatar World Cup, you can still go to the FIFA World Cup 2022 as Qatar interior ministry has announced that fans who don’t have a ticket are also welcome to the World Cup from December 2 as the group stage final takes place.
Qatar Interior Ministry spokesman Jabr Hammoud Jabr al-Nuaimi told reporters , “We are delighted to announce today that non ticketed fans can enter the Stage of Qatar after the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group Stage – starting from December 2, 2022 – to enjoy the unique tournament atmosphere here with teams and fans in the country”.
As half of the matches have been over by December 2, 2022 and the end of group stage, several teams are knocked out and their fabulous fans expectedly also are heading home. The World Cup has come to its round of 16 now with half of the teams gone. So, there is no problem of accommodation in the country for new fans who are planning to go to World Cup without ticket given the new rules of FIFA regarding tournament entries.
This is your time to fly to Qatar and visit and watch the biggest World Football tournament live. Don’t miss out.
How to go to the World Cup without a ticket?
We already made it clear that FIFA is also allowing the non ticketed fans to enter the World Cup from December 2. But how do you go to the Qatar World Cup? Now you might think about booking a flight and flying to Qatar but that’s not enough.
Even now you have to follow a few steps to enter Qatar. But don’t panic because these are a few simple steps. In order to travel to Qatar, follow:
- Apply for a Hayya Card. Though you are not one of those ticketed fans who had to go through a whole procedure to reach Qatar, you still need to apply for a Hayya Card. It is an essential requirement for anyone who wishes to enter the FIFA World Cup 2022 as well as the country during the tournament.
- You can simply apply for the Hayya Card online in a few minutes through FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 website which is an official website for the tournament and responsible for providing details and resolving queries. You can also apply through Hayya to Qatar 22 mobile app.
- No third step. That’s the simplicity FIFA has provided its fans.
Why do you need a Hayya Card?
Hayya Card is your ticket to Qatar and the 2022 FIFA World Cup whether you have a ticket to the World Cup or not. During the tournament, it’s compulsory for fans to have a Hayya Card to enter the country. FIFA World Cup 22 also officially tweeted that fans without tickets must still apply for a Hayya Card to enter Qatar.
It works as fan I’D for an individual and ensures the safety and security of fans. “All parties will work to ensure the safety and security of the fans. We welcome everyone and we all cooperate to ensure that the tournament is a success” says al-Nuaimi.
Hayya Card brings you a lot of other benefits as well. As a fan I’D, Hayya Card provides free access to metro and bus transportation services. Also, if you are a Hayya Card Holder you can stay in Qatar until January 23, 2023 without any restriction.
Qatar has devoted itself completely to FIFA World Cup fans. It’s putting every effort to make sure that FIFA fans face no problem and are treated well. The official health spokesman for the FIFA World Cup, Yousef al-maslamani announced before the world cup kicked off that a website has been launched with full detail about clinics and hospitals.
He said “Fans can access the free helpline by calling 16000 for information about accessing medical cards, when needed,”.
Do you still need Covid 19 negative report?
Absolutely not. This is proof that things are slowly getting back to normal. Initially FIFA and the Qatari Government put a lot of travel restrictions under Covid 19 guidelines but days before the tournament started on November 20, 2022, an announcement came out that the government cancelled the majority of these restrictions.
From November 1, travellers no longer needed a negative Covid 19 PCR or Rapid Antigen tests to enter the country. They are also not required to pre-register the Government’s Eteraz health application to enter Qatar.