Organisers say guests should present unfavourable PCR or antigen check to enter nation, present monitoring app at video games.
Soccer followers heading to Qatar for the World Cup, as a consequence of begin on November 20, should present a unfavourable COVID-19 check to enter the nation, organisers have confirmed.
All guests over the age of 18 should additionally obtain Ehteraz, a contact-tracing, government-run telephone software that tracks individuals’s actions and an infection standing.
“A inexperienced Ehteraz (displaying the person doesn’t have a confirmed case of COVID-19) is required to enter any public closed indoor areas,” World Cup organisers mentioned in a press release on Thursday.
Earlier than travelling to Qatar, guests getting into the nation might want to present a unfavourable outcome from a PCR check taken within the 48 hours earlier than arriving or from an official fast check taken inside 24 hours.
The testing coverage, which applies to guests aged six and older, is “whatever the particular person’s vaccination standing”, the Supreme Committee for Supply & Legacy mentioned.
Vaccination is just not necessary for the 1.2 million individuals anticipated to go to Qatar for the sporting occasion, which ends on December 18. No quarantine is important.
Speedy antigen checks taken within the earlier 24 hours earlier than touchdown in Qatar will solely be accepted if they’re from official medical centres and never self-administered, organisers mentioned. No additional checks are required in Qatar if followers don’t develop signs of COVID-19.
Masks should be worn on public transport, together with the metro system that many followers are anticipated to make use of to get to the eight stadiums in and across the capital, Doha.
Qatar has recorded practically 450,000 confirmed instances of COVID-19 and 682 deaths from the illness, in accordance with knowledge gathered since 2020 by Johns Hopkins College in america.
Greater than 97 p.c of the inhabitants in Qatar – estimated to be at the least 2.5 million, with about 350,000 of them being Qatari residents – has had at the least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, in accordance with the information.
World Cup organisers mentioned that anybody who checks optimistic for COVID-19 whereas within the nation “might be required to isolate in accordance with Ministry of Public Well being tips”.