Soccer supporters hoping to attend this 12 months’s Qatar World Cup must present proof of a adverse COVID-19 take a look at on arrival in Doha, even when they’re already absolutely vaccinated, because the host nation goals to restrict the unfold of the virus.
Followers aged six and above should present a adverse end result from a PCR take a look at taken within the 48 hours earlier than arriving, or from an official speedy take a look at taken inside 24 hours.
World Cup organisers introduced on Thursday that each one guests aged 18 or over will even be required to obtain the government-controlled Ehteraz telephone utility, which tracks folks’s actions and well being standing.
“A inexperienced Ehteraz (exhibiting the consumer doesn’t have a confirmed case of COVID-19) is required to enter any public closed indoor areas”, they introduced in a press release on Thursday.
Vaccination is just not obligatory for the 1.2 million supporters anticipated to attend the event — which kicks off on 20 November and runs till 18 December.
Masks have to be worn on public transport within the Gulf nation, and people who take a look at optimistic for the virus whereas in Qatar will probably be required to isolate.
Nearly 450,000 instances of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Qatar, leading to 682 deaths to date, in line with information gathered by Johns Hopkins College within the US.
This information additionally means that over 97% of Qatar’s inhabitants has acquired not less than one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.