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Posted On: 6 December 2022 10:51 am
Updated On: 9 December 2022 06:07 pm

[UPDATED] GCC citizens and residents can enter Qatar without Hayya Card from 6 December 2022

Vrinda Abilash
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GCC citizens residents enter Qatar Hayya Card 6 December

[UPDATE] 9 December 2022, 6:06 PM

The Ministry of Interior (MOI), in a tweet on 9 December 2022, has announced that the entry of citizens and residents of the GCC countries with their private vehicles requires applying for a vehicle entry permit. However, submitting a vehicle permit application does not mean final approval.

Accordingly, please make sure that you have valid travel documents along with a Vehicle Entry Permit and Insurance Policy before you come to Abu Samra Border.


The Ministry of Interior (MOI) announced on 6 December 2022 that non-match ticket-holder citizens and residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will be allowed to enter the country without the need to obtain a Hayya Card. They can enter Qatar through the country's various ports, per the usual entry procedures as of 6 December 2022.

This is as follows:

1. Entry through airports

Citizens and residents of GCC countries coming to Qatar will be able to enter without the requirement to register via the Hayya platform, as of 6 December 2022.

2. Entering the country through the land port using bus

Transportation by bus will be available to all travellers through the land port. Parking will be allocated to visitors without a fee.

3. Entry mechanism through the land port using private vehicles

Those citizens and residents of GCC countries coming via the land ports through their private vehicles will be able to enter the country as of 8 December 2022.

They must apply for the permit via the Ministry of Interior’s website at least 12 hours before the travel date, without requiring payment of the vehicle entry permit fee.

This step comes in the context of the State's efforts to provide an opportunity for visitors, citizens and residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, to enjoy the atmosphere accompanying the matches of the World Cup and the entertainment activities during the remainder of this tournament, and to facilitate the entry mechanism through all ports to join the ranks of thousands of fans in stadiums and fan areas allocated viewing areas to cheer the world's brightest soccer players.

Note: Fans wishing to attend the matches must register on the Hayya platform.

Source: MOI
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