All land , sea and air borders of Qatar will be closed to anyone who does not have a Hayya Card — Official FIFA World Cup Fan ID.
The Championship matches will be played from November 20 to December 18, and Hayya Card cardholders will be allowed to enter the country until January 23, 2023.
To reduce traffic congestion ahead of the world-class tournament, the Qatari authorities have decided to reopen the old Doha International Airport.
Residents, citizens of Qatar and the Gulf countries living in Qatar, as well as anyone who has have a personal or work visa, they will be able to enter the country freely as before.
Fifa has sold 2.45 million of the 3 million available tickets, and many thousands of fans are expected to arrive in Doha as early as mid-November .
Most football fans will stay in neighboring countries, mainly in the UAE, for the duration of the World Cup. Huge fan zones with screens for broadcasting matches are being built in Dubai, and hotels are already waiting for guests.