The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be held from 20 November to 18 December 2022. If you're thinking of travelling to attend, there are some things you need to know.
Entering Qatar during the World Cup
You must have an approved Hayya Card to enter Qatar from 1 November 2022 to 23 January 2023. Only World Cup event ticket holders can apply for a Hayya Card. No standard visas will be issued for Qatar during this time. This means you can only enter Qatar between 1 November and 23 January 2023 if you have tickets to FIFA World Cup 2022 matches and hold an approved Hayya Card.
Check the FIFA website for ticket information and only purchase match tickets from official providers. Match tickets bought through unofficial means may not be valid.
Qatari laws and customs are very different to those in Australia. There may be serious penalties for doing something that might not be illegal in Australia.
There are strict laws around the sale and consumption of alcohol in Qatar. Qatari authorities are still finalising policies relating to the sale and consumption of alcohol during the World Cup. It will only be available in designated areas.
There are strong Islamic codes of dress and behaviour in Qatar. Be aware of your actions to ensure that they don't offend, especially if you plan to visit religious locations.
Planning your trip
- See our full advice about attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
- Read the travel advice for Qatar and subscribe for updates.
- Understand that COVID-19 is still a risk. Read our Global COVID-19 Health Advisory. And use our step-by-step guide to travel during the pandemic.
Always get travel insurance. Read the CHOICE travel insurance buying guide.