What can and should not be done at the Qatar 2022 World Cup

(CNN Spanish) — The organizers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup released a list of guidelines to follow for those who visit the country during the competition that will bring together 32 soccer teams from around the world.

The official website of the World Cup indicates, in his words, that Qatar is a “relatively conservative” country, but emphasizes that hospitality is a cornerstone of local culture and that all fans are welcome.

This is what can be done, and what is not, on Qatari soil during the World Cup.

Outfit

People will generally be allowed to wear the clothing of their choice, but World Cup organizers say visitors are expected to cover their shoulders and knees when visiting public places such as museums and government buildings.

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The use of bathing suits is also allowed on the beach and in the hotel pools.

But removing the shirt in matches will be prohibited.

alcohol consumption

FIFA confirmed that alcohol will not be sold in the World Cup stadiums in Qatar.

“Following discussions between the authorities of the host country and FIFA, the decision was made to concentrate the sale of alcoholic beverages at the FIFA Fan Festival, other fan destinations and authorized venues, eliminating the World Cup beer sales outlets. of Qatar FIFA 2022 on the perimeter of the stadium.

Here you can read more about alcohol consumption in Qatar.

displays of affection

Perhaps one of the most restrictive aspects of this World Cup are the public displays of affection between visitors, especially between people of the same sex since homosexuality is prohibited in the country.

The Qatari committee that organizes the tournament is urging fans to respect local regulations, although it does not specify which acts will be prohibited.

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“Public displays of affection are frowned upon, and that applies to everyone. Qatar is a modest country, and that is all that should be respected. Other than that, everyone is free to live their lives,” said Nasser al Khater, president of the organizing committee, to CNN in 2021.

You can read more about these restrictions here.

Use of cameras

Visitors arriving in Qatar should be careful about using personal cameras or on smartphones.

The organizing committee reminds fans that it is not allowed to take pictures of government buildings. It is also recommended to ask permission before photographing or filming members of the public.

This World Cup will be unique in several aspects, and these guidelines issued by the authorities that carry out the tournament are proof that Qatar 2022 will be a novelty even for those who have already attended a World Cup event.