Only half of the Mexicans who will travel to Qatar in 2022 have processed their Hay'ya Card

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The requirement is essential to be able to enter the Qatari country, as announced by Alfonso Zegbe, the general coordinator of the Qatar 2022 Mexico Center

Only half of the Mexicans who will travel to Qatar 2022 have processed their Hay’ya Card

Qatar 2022 will be a new opportunity for the Mexican National Team to reach the long-awaited fifth game. (PHOTO: GALO CAÑAS/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Less than a week before the start of the World Cup in Qatar, Mexican authorities indicate that only 25,000 Mexicans who are expected to reach Qatari lands in the coming days have applied for the Hay'ya Card, the mandatory requirement to enter Qatari territory.

This was announced by Alfonso Zegbe, the general coordinator of the Centro México Qatar 2022 in a interview for ESPN.

According to the authorities, what they have told us is that according to the number of tickets that have been sold, so far there are only between 25,000 and 30,000 Hayya Cards issued to Mexicans. It's important because if you can't come to Qatar, you can't board the flight and it's important to have it,” he said.

Only half of the Mexicans who will travel to Qatar 2022 have processed their Hay’ya Card

Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Preview, Doha, Qatar – November 17, 2022 General view as people walk in front of the Iconic 2022 building REUTERS/John Sibley

“We have managed all the time, according to FIFA data, that the Mexican delegation grows enormously with those who they live abroad and come in the match hospitalityor by other means. The organizing committee has let us know that for the matches in Mexico there is a high incidence in the demand for tickets and between 45 and 50 thousand would come from the national territory”, he assured for ESPN.

All fans will be required to have an approved Hay'ya Card (Fan ID) card application number to enter the state of Qatar and FIFA World Cup stadiums.

It should be noted that the document will be used as a smart technology identification card designed to provide fans with the best experience in Qatar and will serve as a means of identification and access to the different venues of the tournament.

Only half of the Mexicans who will travel to Qatar in 2022 have processed their Hay’ya Card

People take photos with the official FIFA World Cup Countdown Clock on Doha's corniche, in Qatar, Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Fans who Travelers from abroad can use their Hay'ya card (Fan ID) to enter Qatar multiple times, as long as they have a valid passport recognized by the Middle Eastern nation.

The feature who will have the card will be fully accessible. You will need to present your ticket at the entrance of the match to be able to enter without any inconvenience.In addition, it also gives you easy access to public transport during your stay in Qatar which will include free bus and metro travel on event days.

The first test run of the Hay' it was already during the FIFA Arab Cup that Fan ID was made optional, however, after seeing its great reception and ease of use, it was considered a success, so it became a firm need. for Qatar 2022.

Only half of the Mexicans who will travel to Qatar 2022 have processed their Hay’ya Card

General view of fans before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Doha , Qatar. November 5, 2022. REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari

How many Mexican fans are expected at the World Cup

Qatar across its territory is expected to host a sizeable contingent of guests this winter when it becomes the smallest nation ever to host one of the world's biggest sporting events, the FIFA World Cup.

In the case of Mexico, on April 1, the ambassador of Qatar in Mexico, Mohammed Al Kuwari, revealed that for the World Cup, the presence of at least 40 thousand Mexican fans. While the nation located in West Asia, within its predictions, it considers that more than a million fans will travel to Doha during the World Cup.

The Tricolor team > He plans to travel from Girona, Spain to Qatar on November 17, just five days before the start of the World Cup. Mexico will begin its participation in the World Cup on Tuesday, November 22 against Poland; on Saturday the 26th they will face Argentina and the group stage will end against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday the 30th.