The host country of the next FIFA World Cup has announced that it will not require fans to be vaccinated against coronavirus. He will only ask for a preliminary test to exclude the presence of the disease.
Almost a month and a half before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the organization of the planetary event communicated – given the drop in the presence of Covid-19 and the consequent decrease in the number of infections on a global scale – that It will not be necessary to be vaccinated to enter the country and, therefore, attend the stadiums that host the matches.
In this way the Delivery and Legacy Committee of the World Cup has indicated that there will be no restrictions in this regard. However, to enter, a test to exclude the presence of the virus will be requested at the airport of origin, either a PCR or antigenic test: in the case of the first, it must have been carried out within less than 48 hours, while in the second it cannot be earlier than 24 hours . During this time, children under the age of 6 will not be required to take either test.
In relation to the above, the host pointed out that visitors -expected to number over a million- nor should they be quarantined upon entering the Arab country whatever your vaccination status or origin, nor will they be required to take a new exam . On the other hand, as a preventive measure Wearing a mask will be compulsory, both in public transport and in health establishments. .
For its part, people over 18 will need to download the monitoring app » Ehteraz ” (available on Google Play and App Store), which is operated by the Ministry of Public Health of the Qatari Government for the purpose of monitor the health situation regarding the virus .
Measures in case of positive
If a person is infected while staying in the Asian country, must remain isolated for five days . After this time, you can go out again, but still wear the mask for another five days .
Likewise, the organization of the event indicated that who require medical care, it will be free by presenting the haya digital map in public hospitals . This document is similar to a visa for Qatar, being compulsory to obtain and carry both for local and international fans, since in addition you will be asked to enter the stadiums with the match tickets .
Finally, the Delivery and Legacy Committee added that “All private or public hospitals, medical centers, clinics and pharmacies in the country will be open” he pointed.
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