Organisers say guests should present detrimental PCR or antigen take a look at to enter nation, present monitoring app at video games.
Soccer followers heading to Qatar for the World Cup, because of begin on November 20, should present a detrimental COVID-19 take a look at to enter the nation, organisers have confirmed.
All guests over the age of 18 should additionally download Ehteraz, a contact-tracing, government-run cellphone software that tracks folks’s actions and an infection standing.
“A inexperienced Ehteraz (exhibiting the person doesn’t have a confirmed case of COVID-19) is required to enter any public closed indoor areas,” World Cup organisers stated in an announcement on Thursday.
Earlier than travelling to Qatar, guests coming into the nation might want to present a detrimental outcome 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.
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 stated.
Vaccination is just not necessary for the 1.2 million folks anticipated to go to Qatar for the sporting occasion, which ends on December 18. No quarantine is important.
Fast antigen assessments 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 stated. No additional assessments are required in Qatar if followers don’t develop signs of COVID-19.
Masks have to 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 almost 450,000 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 and 682 deaths from the illness, in accordance with information gathered since 2020 by Johns Hopkins College in the USA.
Greater than 97 p.c of the inhabitants in Qatar – estimated to be no less than 2.5 million, with about 350,000 of them being Qatari residents – has had no less than one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, in accordance with the info.
World Cup organisers stated that anybody who assessments optimistic for COVID-19 whereas within the nation “shall be required to isolate in accordance with Ministry of Public Well being tips”.