Hayya Card The Ministry of Interior announces the extension of Hayya Card validity for both fans and organizers from outside the country to enter the State of Qatar starting from the date of this announcement until 24 January 2024, provided they have the following: 1) Proof of hotel reservation or accommodation with family or friends approved via the online Hayya Portal. 2) A passport valid for no less than three months upon arrival in the State of Qatar. 3) Health insurance valid for the duration of the stay in the country. 4) A return ticket. Based on this extention, all Hayya Card holders visiting Qatar will have access to the following: 1) The "Hayya with Me" feature" which allows Hayya holders to invite up to three family members or friends 2) A multiple-entry permit to the State 3) Use of the e-Gate system for entry and exit via State ports 4) No fees are required. The above conditions apply to holders of all Hayya Card types used during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.


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