Are unvaccinated people allowed to attend the World Cup in Qatar after all?

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The world association FIFA is negotiating with the host country about easing the situation for newcomers. There could be an indication of this later this year.

Are unvaccinated people allowed to attend the World Cup in Qatar after all?

According to a media report, the world football association FIFA is in talks about easing the announced corona vaccination requirement in the World Cup host country Qatar. As the news agency AP reports, the aim is to enable those who have recovered or those who have tested negative for the coronavirus to travel to the finals next year (November 21 to December 18, 2022).

Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani announced in June that only vaccinated spectators would be admitted.

Upon request, FIFA initially did not confirm the talks. The world association announced in principle that Qatar would take all necessary precautions to protect the health of all parties involved. This year (November 30 to December 18), Qatar will host the Arab Cup with 16 nations – how the pandemic was dealt with at this tournament could be an indication of the rules for the World Cup a year later.

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