The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar has stated that the red list and quarantine rules for arrivals have been dropped. From Sunday, 4 September, no travellers arriving from abroad will be expected to quarantine, at home or in a hotel, with the exception of those who test positive for Covid-19. Citizens and residents will be expected to take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival in Qatar, at a Primary Health Care Corporation health center or a Ministry of Public Health approved private medical center.
All visitors must provide either a negative PCR test result within 48 hours of the scheduled departure time, or a rapid antigen test result within 24 hours. The testing rules apply to all travellers, regardless of immunity status. Non-GCC nationals or residents will still be required to register on Ehteraz at least three days before arrival but uploading your vaccine certificate or certificate of recovery is now optional.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup competition, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the senior national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world, and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.