FIFA Men’s World Cup Qatar 2022

FIFA Men’s World Cup Qatar 2022 is scheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar from November 20 through December 18, 2022. Our top priority is to ensure U.S. citizens in Qatar have a safe and enjoyable visit.  

Between November 1, 2022 and January 23, 2023 you will need an approved Hayya Card to enter Qatar, regardless of whether you plan to attend a World Cup match.

For the most up-to-date information, including additional entry and exit requirements, please see the U.S. Embassy in Qatar’s World Cup webpage.  

Consider Cultural Differences

Qatar is a diverse, fascinating country with a rich history and culture, and a variety of entertainment options.  Many U.S. citizens live, work, or travel in Qatar every day, and enjoy all it has to offer. 

Important aspects of daily life in Qatar are different than in the United States due to both law and culture.  For example, freedom of expression is restricted, homosexuality is criminalized, alcohol is highly regulated, and many public areas have conservative dress codes.  To make the most of your visit during the World Cup, we encourage you to learn about Qatar before traveling.

Please see the U.S. Embassy’s World Cup webpage for more detailed information about some of the important cultural and legal differences you may encounter. 

Emergency Contact Information  

  • For emergency services in Qatar, please dial 999.   
  • The emergency contact line for the U.S. Embassy in Qatar is +974 4496 6000.   
  • From outside of Qatar, concerned family or friends can contact the U.S. Embassy in Qatar at 1-202-501-4444 or 1-888-407-4747.   
  • If a U.S. citizen is a victim of sexual assault in Qatar, we strongly encourage you to contact the U.S. Embassy immediately, prior to contacting the local authorities.  

Stay Informed

We strongly encourage you to check the U.S. Embassy in Qatar’s World Cup webpage regularly for consular and security updates before and during your stay in Qatar.

Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Follow us on Twitter @USEmbassyDoha and @TravelGov as well as the U.S. Embassy in Qatar and Bureau of Consular Affairs Facebook pages.

Read our Travel Advisory and Country Information Page for additional information on Qatari law, culture, and security information and our current Worldwide Caution.

If your travel plans include any other countries, please read the Travel Advisory for each country you will visit.  The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iran or Yemen.  

Monitor the official Qatar World Cup and FIFA websites for additional event information.

Last Updated: August 24, 2022