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Posted On: 8 September 2022 12:40 pm
Updated On: 6 October 2022 11:49 am

[UPDATED] International Hayya Card holders can invite up to 3 non-ticketed fans to enter Qatar during the tournament

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[UPDATE as of 6 October 2022, 11:39 am]

International fans who are travelling to Qatar for this year’s FIFA World Cup™ now have the option to invite up to three non-ticketed fans to attend the tournament.

The ‘Hayya with Me (1+3)’ feature allows international Hayya Card holders to invite up to three non-ticketed fans to attend the FIFA World Cup™, which will be held from 20 November to 18 December. The feature is only applicable to approved Hayya Card holders aged 18 or above who applied using a FIFA World Cup™ ticket number.

The non-ticketed fans applying through a Hayya with Me (1+3) voucher can be any age. They must hold a valid passport and cannot be Qatar ID holders. They must also confirm their accommodation in Qatar during the tournament. Each Hayya with Me (1+3) applicant will need to pay a non-refundable QR 500 fee. The charge will not apply to children under 12.

Click here for the steps of the new Hayya with Me (1+3) feature for approved Hayya Card holders and for the Hayya with Me (1+3) applicant.


[UPDATE as of 21 September 2022, 8:12 pm]

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) notes that invited fans with no tickets attached to their Hayya cards are required to pay a fee of QR 500 through the Hayya app before entering Qatar. Fans under the age of 12 are exempt from paying any fees.

The 1+3 feature will be available in conjunction with the last-minute sales phase for the FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets." data-instgrm-version="14">


More than 2.45 million tickets have already been sold for this year’s FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar.

It will be the first edition of the tournament to be held in the Middle East and Arab world – and excitement across the region is palpable. Qatar is set to host the most compact edition of the tournament in modern history. Fans, players and officials will always be in the thick of the action – with the longest distance between stadiums just 75km.

Over 500,000 tickets were snapped up during the most recent sales phase in July and August. The next sales period will begin around the end of September, while over-the-counter sales will start in Qatar soon.

During the tournament, ticketed fans can invite up to three non-ticketed fans to Qatar, with a minimal entry charge for non-ticketed fans aged 12 and over. This feature will be launched in alignment with the Last-Minute Ticket Sales period.


Fans travelling to Qatar for the tournament, which will take place from 20 November to 18 December, are reminded to apply for the mandatory Hayya Card. All ticket holders (both residents and visitors) must obtain Hayya in order to attend matches. Hayya will also act as an entry permit to Qatar for international fans.


During the tournament, up to three non-ticketed fans will be able to enter Qatar by invitation from one ticket holder. There will be a an entry charge worth QR 500 for non-ticketed fans aged 12 and over. There will be no entry fee for non-ticketed fans aged under 12.


Fans are reminded to book their accommodation as soon as possible. The widest range of options, including cruise ship cabins, apartments, villas, hotels and fan villages, are available to book via the Qatar Accommodation Agency (QAA). Prices start from US$ 80 per night, based on two-person occupancy.

From next week, the QAA will contain a third-party booking feature, which will allow fans to successfully apply for Hayya after booking accommodation from a source other than the QAA or staying with family/friends.


Fans are strongly encouraged to use public transport throughout the tournament in Qatar. Hayya holders will benefit from free public transport. The Doha Metro will operate from 6 AM to 3 AM (Saturday to Thursday) and from 9 AM to 3 AM on Fridays.

The GCC air shuttle service will operate 94 rotations per day during the tournament. Shuttle service flights will land at Doha International Airport. Hamad International Airport will cater for flights arriving from outside the GCC region.

Tournament organisers will operate a park and ride facility at Abu Samra. Fans should note that vehicles will only be allowed to enter Qatar under exceptional circumstances. A pre-booking system for parking at the border will be available from 15 October.

Fans interested in attending Qatar 2022 should CLICK HERE for the latest tickets, accommodation and Hayya information.


Source: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) Press Release
Cover image credit: Qatar News Agency