Going to Qatar 2022: tickets, accommodations, etc.

Discussion in 'World Cup 2022 - Qatar' started by Danny Ascencio, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. marianelah

    marianelah Member+

    Chelsea
    Jan 14, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, every state does their own thing and people here are really opposed to their medical information going into a government central database. That’s why we all walk around with these cardboard paper cards .
     
  2. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member+

    Aug 1, 2014
    Some countries seem to be. Not sure what is going on in Qatar's health ministry. In particular, their "Red List" is outdated and makes no sense from a scientific standpoint.
     
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  3. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member+

    Aug 1, 2014
    Except you are in California, right? California's Department of Public Health will send you a downloadable QR Code with your vax info for your phone if you request it. Other states may be different, as I think others have pointed out.
     
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  4. NCCFBALL

    NCCFBALL Member+

    Apr 19, 2007
    ITALY
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I'm wondering how covid impacts those of us planning to take match day flights from Dubai. I know we are months away and things change, but one has t wonder as we are booking things. I'm just going to book and assume they will want to make the WC experience good for everyone and not have huge hoops
     
  5. whiskerxx

    whiskerxx Member

    May 30, 2006
    How so?
    How many spectators for Olympics?
     
  6. whiskerxx

    whiskerxx Member

    May 30, 2006
    My sympathies
    I had it a couple of weeks ago, breathing still not returned to normal yet.
    But imagine lots of people getting it in Doha and having to spend time in bed when they are due to check out. Logistics of all that are a nightmare regardless of health consequences.
    And let’s not forget that theoretically the authorities will know where 99% of us are staying.
     
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  7. whiskerxx

    whiskerxx Member

    May 30, 2006
    Someone on here who lives in Dubai will be able to comment better than me, but I had a cup of coffee with a friend who does live in Dubai yesterday and they said there is a 3000AED fine for people not wearing a mask in indoor spaces ( outside of home). It shows that authorities there still take things seriously . Wouldn’t take much for more impactful restrictions.
    With no clarity yet, and an ever changing scenario the best thing is be prepared for change and ensure you have good insurance
     
  8. skwasha

    skwasha Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jun 1, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    That's kinda my point... They didn't decide until about 3.5 months out that foreign spectators would be prohibited from attending. Despite that, they still had about 100K in staff, TV, organizers, and others and another 20K-100K in local spectators (depending where you get your stats). Those people all had to deal with unprecedented restrictions, regulations, etc. in putting on and/or attending the games.
    If they're smart, the Qataris have been spending a looot of time on the phone with the Japanese.
    edit: I think they'll be facing some BIG decisions in about 2 months. It's still too soon to call it or make any sort of strong pronouncements.
     
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  9. Anoo

    Anoo Member

    Liverpool FC
    Brazil
    Mar 30, 2022
    I hope the mask mandate will not be in effect during the World Cup. It would be terrible to have a mask on during a game.
     
  10. Shahabp

    Shahabp Member

    May 1, 2022
    Queensland, Australia
    I found another link that specifies:

    "Local fans can opt for the physical Hayya Card which can be collected at designated service centers. Please note that until September 2022 all Hayya cards will be digital and service centers are yet to be confirmed."​
     
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  11. marianelah

    marianelah Member+

    Chelsea
    Jan 14, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I remember California locking down, no beaches or parks. I remember watching soccer with empty stadiums… and i remember the Olympics doing the same. Will Qatar move onward, forward like the rest of civilization? Or will they go back to 2020? We shall see soon enough.
     
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  12. dag68

    dag68 Member

    Canada
    May 26, 2022
    Toronto
    As I've mentioned here before, I'll be arriving in Qatar from a trip to India. As things currently stand, I would be in "quarantine" for a full day upon arrival. Despite that, I have nonetheless bought tickets to two games for that day.
    As much as I am a staunch advocate for public health (I've been a hardliner on Covid measures), it does seem to me that Qatar's Red List now really is more political than anything else. If Qatar is anything like Dubai, surely many foreign nationals working in Qatar in the lower paying jobs come from those countries.
    As for mask wearing, I may very well wear a mask when I'm at the matches - it wouldn't bother me. But I suspect it would be a difficult task to require outdoor mask wearing during the tournament.
    Unfortunately, Qatar must confront some difficult choices on how to handle Covid during the World Cup.
     
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  13. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean while ridding the buses and trains people should wear masks just to be safe.
     
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  14. MacPhistoTerp

    MacPhistoTerp Member

    United States
    Mar 25, 2009
    Treasure Island, FL
    Club:
    Cork City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They're not moving back to 2020, too many billions of dollars would be lost in bribes, ticket sales, tourism etc
     
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  15. NCCFBALL

    NCCFBALL Member+

    Apr 19, 2007
    ITALY
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    That really is the last of worries, I don't want to but if that is only restriction, I'm not complaining.
     
  16. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Well, there's also the beer restriction.
     
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  17. NCCFBALL

    NCCFBALL Member+

    Apr 19, 2007
    ITALY
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Yeah but we knew that was a cost in Qatar, it definitely sucks balls.
     
  18. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member+

    Aug 1, 2014
    The Qatar "Red List" really does look purely political at this point. It is down to only India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Egypt. I believe those are their primary sources of migrant workers. That seems to be the "criteria" for that list, not COVID dangers.
     
  19. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member+

    Aug 1, 2014
    Saudi Arabia eliminated all COVID restrictions a couple of months ago. They just had a huge influx of tourists from around the world to Mecca for Hajj. It didn't seem to be a problem for them, even though large numbers were from Egypt, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, all countries on Qatar's Red List. I just don't understand what the heck Qatar's health ministry is doing at this point.
     
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  20. theredarmy87

    theredarmy87 New Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Apr 7, 2022
    Any ideas on how the last-minute ticket sales phase works?
     
  21. marianelah

    marianelah Member+

    Chelsea
    Jan 14, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Qatar committee is doing this “little dance” around several topics. However, they’re starting to affect attendance etc. Covid, alcohol… do we really think Budweiser is going to lose this “battle”? It’ll be one of these policies … “only Budweiser zero” in the stands. But no one will bother to enforce
     
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  22. NNNJJJ

    NNNJJJ Member

    Chelsea FC, USSF Referee
    United States
    Oct 26, 2017
    San Francisco
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Budweiser Zero...you definitely won't find me drinking that at the seats. May as well sip on pee.
     
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  23. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member+

    Aug 1, 2014
    I just watched the "Festas Juninas" in Brazil last month. It is a type of carnival in the Northeast of Brazil, with thousands of people coming from all over Brazil and elsewhere to attend music shows and other activities, with huge crowds. It had been cancelled the last 2 years because of the pandemic, but it just concluded and there have been no reported problems with mass COVID outbreaks. The rest of the world is moving on from COVID. It is time for Qatar to move on too.
     
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  24. Ajja216

    Ajja216 Member

    Saudi Arabia
    Jun 4, 2022
    This is only my assumption, but I believe Qatar are using a strict approach now in order for it to open up just before the tournament and literally drop all restrictions. I think they plan to reduce any covid outbreak before the tournament. I am not saying it's the correct approach or not, I am just thinking out loud.
     
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