Soccer supporters hoping to attend this yr’s Qatar World Cup must present proof of a detrimental COVID-19 take a look at on arrival in Doha, even when they’re already totally vaccinated, because the host nation goals to restrict the unfold of the virus.
Followers aged six and above should present a detrimental end result from a PCR take a look at taken within the 48 hours earlier than arriving, or from an official fast take a look at taken inside 24 hours.
World Cup organisers introduced on Thursday that every one guests aged 18 or over will even be required to obtain the government-controlled Ehteraz telephone software, which tracks individuals’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 an announcement on Thursday.
Vaccination is just not obligatory for the 1.2 million supporters anticipated to attend the match — which kicks off on 20 November and runs till 18 December.
Masks should be worn on public transport within the Gulf nation, and people who take a look at optimistic for the virus whereas in Qatar will likely be required to isolate.
Nearly 450,000 instances of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Qatar, leading to 682 deaths to date, in keeping with knowledge gathered by Johns Hopkins College within the US.
This knowledge additionally means that over 97% of Qatar’s inhabitants has acquired at the least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.