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What to Consider While Packing to Travel to Qatar for World Cup 2022

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  • Publish date: Monday، 14 November 2022
What to Consider While Packing to Travel to Qatar for World Cup 2022
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There are several things to bear in mind while packing for your vacation in order to avoid offending the locals, even if Qatar has loosened some laws for the duration of the football World Cup. The following information will help you pack for your trip to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup:

Dressing

The dress code in Qatar is lenient, but visitors are nonetheless asked to respect the Islamic tradition of the country by donning modest apparel, especially in public areas.

The climate of Qatar is hot and subtropical desert. Rainfall is seldom experienced, and the sun shines practically constantly. Qatar experiences a mild winter with lows around 14°C and highs around 25°C (though this November is running a bit hotter). Pack a lightweight jacket or stole to keep you warm because some nights in the winter might be colder than others. Additionally, despite the moderate climate, the sun is very piercing. Therefore, remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

In Qatar, males are recommended to dress in T-shirts and jeans and are not permitted to take their shirts off in public. You may wear shorts that reach your knees or even a little above even if you are not at the beach or in a pool. AVOID wearing T-shirts with OBJECTIONABLE phrases as well.

It is appropriate for ladies visiting Qatar to cover their shoulders and wear attire that reaches their knees. It is advised that you wear shorts and T-shirts rather than a swimsuit or bikini while you are at a public beach or a water park. A swimsuit is fine if you are swimming at a hotel or resort, though. Additionally, you must COVER your hair while visiting MOSQUES, so it's a good idea to bring one or two scarves along with you.

Adapter

The plug with three rectangular pins placed in a triangle is known as type G throughout Qatar. 50Hz and 240V supply voltage are used in Qatar. While travel adapters should be available at most hotels during the FIFA World Cup 2022, it is better to bring your own.

What to Consider While Packing to Travel to Qatar for World Cup 2022

Currency

Most establishments in Qatar, including stadiums, hotels, shopping centers, and restaurants, accept all major credit cards. There are several ATMs accessible if you need cash. All retail establishments are required by law to provide electronic payment options. However, it is advised to have some local cash on hand for tips and if you want to purchase in more conventional marketplaces like Doha's Souq Waqif. Qatari Riyal (QAR) is the official currency; 1 USD is equal to about 3.65 QAR.

Vaccination

A negative RT-Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result is no longer required to be carried by visitors. However, in accordance with Qatari regulation, anyone who tests positive after arriving in Qatar will be subject to isolation measures.

Visitors must download the Ehteraz app (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) on their mobile devices. Visitors will have to present this COVID-19 tracking software in order to enter closed public areas including hotels, restaurants, and stadiums.

Note that these recommendations are current and may change in the upcoming weeks; thus, before your travel, visit Qatar's Ministry of Public Health website.

Documents

Documents In addition to your travel documents and proof of vaccination, be sure to include a contact card with the address of your hotel as well as the contact information of a family member or close friend in case of an emergency.

What not to pack

 It is ILLEGAL and punitive to bring into Qatar any firearms, ammunition, alcoholic drinks, pork products, or illegal substances. Beer will be sold to Hayya Card holders at specific locations and times during the World Cup.