Iran To Offer Free Visas Upon Arrival For Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup Spectators
In order to attract tourists and enhance the tourism industry, Iran stated that it will abolish visa fees for attendees of Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Iran stated on Wednesday that it will abolish visa fees for 2022 FIFA World Cup spectators in the hopes of attracting football lovers to Qatar for the tournament. Ali Bahadori-Jahromi, the Iranian government’s spokesperson, tweeted that the Iranian Cabinet has agreed to waive visa fees for 2022 World Cup spectators who intend to visit Iran. He went on to say that this decision will help the country’s tourism business.
Ali Bahadori-Jahromi, the spokesperson of the Iranian government commented that the Cabinet agreed to waive visa fees for visitors to Iran who will be attending the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This measure is intended to attract people to visit Iran during the World Cup, thereby boosting the country’s tourism business.
This comes after Qatari Transport Minister Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti visited Iran’s Kish island on Sunday and Monday, when he inked six cooperation agreements, according to Iran’s official IRNA news agency. Kish is a vacation island with white sand beaches that covers 92 square kilometres (35 square miles). The capital of Qatar is a 40-minute flight or a six-hour boat journey away.
The FIFA World Cup will be held in the Middle East for the first time in 2022, with Qatar hosting the tournament for the first time.
FIFA’s commitment to conduct at least one major international event in the region before 2030 was reflected in the decision to host FIFA World Cup 2022. Despite widespread opposition to the Qatar 2022 tournament, FIFA opted to proceed with the event in the Middle Eastern country.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 competition to be played in the winter
During the final vote in 2010, FIFA chose Qatar over rival bids from Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. The FIFA World Cup is generally held in the summer, however Qatar 2022 will be held in the winter. The decision was mostly motivated by the country’s scorching summer weather.
According to Sportingnews.com, the decision was made due to severe heat in Qatar, with average temperatures at the end of April hitting around 92 F (33 C). Winter temperatures in Qatar, particularly in the Doha region, range from 70 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 25 degrees Celsius), compared to above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) in the summer.
FIFA World Cup 2022 groups
Group A: Qatar (hosts), Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B: England, Iran, United States, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Peru/Australia/UAE, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
FIFA World Cup 2022 fixtures
The competition will begin on Monday, November 21 and end less than a month later, with the final scheduled for Sunday, December 18. The FIFA World Cup group stage will take place from November 21 to December 2.
The Round of 16 matches will be held on December 3-6, following the completion of the Group round.
The tournament’s quarterfinals will be held on December 9 and 10. The Semifinals will take place on December 13-14, with the third-place match and the Final taking place on December 17 and 18, respectively.