2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
Level 1 - Practise health precautions (more details)
Original publication date: October 3, 2022
Updated: November 16, 2022
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is being hosted by Qatar from November 20 until December 18, 2022. The event will take place in 5 cities: Al Khor, Doha, Al Rayyan, Lusail, and Al Wakrah.
Before your trip
- Consult a health care professional or visit a travel health clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel.
- Make sure your routine vaccinations are up-to-date.
- Follow the advice and recommendations outlined in the COVID-19 and International Travel travel health notice.
- Visit the Government of Canada’s Travel Advice and Advisories page for the most up-to-date information on health risks in Qatar.
- Visit the Government of Canada’s page on FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 for more information on entry requirements and safe travel.
- Pack a travel health kit and purchase travel health insurance.
During your trip
Be aware of your surroundings
- The risk of accidental injury increases in large crowds.
- Locate the exit routes and medical facilities.
- Avoid densely congested areas with limited emergency exits.
Reduce your risk of becoming ill or spreading illness while travelling
- Consistently follow individual public health measures.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol) if soap and water are not available. It's a good idea to always keep some with you when you travel.
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs.
- If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
- Eat and drink safely,and avoid close contact with animals, especially camels.
- Avoid close physical contact with people who may be showing symptoms of illness.
- Protect yourself from HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
- Using condoms during vaginal, anal and oral sex reduces your risk of getting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections.
- Dress appropriately for the weather.
- Protect your skin from sun exposure and stay hydrated.
- Protect yourself from insect bites during the day and night.
Understand local laws
- You are responsible for knowing and abiding by local laws and customs when travelling in Qatar.
- Make sure you understand the risks of alcohol and drug use when travelling.
Drive with caution
- The leading cause of death among international travellers is traffic accidents.
- Expect traffic congestion and road closures.
- Avoid driving on unfamiliar and/or rural roads, especially at night.
- Don’t drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Monitor your health
- If you feel sick during your trip, stay in your lodgings and avoid large gatherings.
- See a health care professional if you feel very unwell. For more information on medical care while abroad see the sickness or injury.
Returning to Canada
If you become unwell on your return flight to Canada, tell the flight attendant before you land or the border services officer as you enter the country. They will notify a quarantine officer who can assess your symptoms.
Registration of Canadians Abroad
Sign up with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to stay connected with the Government of Canada in case of an emergency abroad or an emergency at home.
- Date modified: