The controversial prohibitions for those who want to travel to the Qatar 2022 World Cup

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The orbital appointment has different points that attendees must take into account to avoid being sanctioned

Controversial prohibitions for those who want to travel to the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Those attending the Qatar 2022 World Cup must take into account several prohibitions. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

There are only days left for the kick-off whistle to sound at Qatar's Al Khor Stadium, where the locals will face Ecuador at the opening of the World Cup event. This cup has different particularities, since it is played in an exotic territory and there are several things that must be taken into account, even for visitors there are several prohibitions that, if not complied with, could be sanctioned.

Those who have in their agenda to travel to Qatar and enjoy the best selections in the world, must be careful due to the social norms that govern in this territory, where the religion of Islam predominates and its communities have a certain suspicion on the subject, being considered as somewhat conservative, however, it must be taken into account that tradition prevails in the place.

Prohibitions in the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Demonstrations of affection

Emotions will have to be saved for the return home, since hugs, kisses or even holding hands is prohibited, as it is not well seen by Qatari society, clearly the exception applies to married or engaged couples, however, these they could not exceed their action.

Alcoholic beverages

The consumption of alcohol or different drinks containing this compound is illegal, but on public roads, however, it is not well seen anywhere, unless it is in closed spaces and with a license. For the World Cup, it will be allowed with certain exceptions, which must be consulted with the local authorities, including the authorization of spaces by FIFA and Qatar, in addition to authorized hotels or bars.

Taking photos or videos

The photographic record of government or institutional buildings in this country is prohibited, in addition to the places of worship known as mosques, as it is considered a violation of the law. Similarly, photography of women from the Muslim culture is restricted.


Taking into account respect for culture and socialization norms, any relationship outside of commitment could be sanctioned by Qatari authorities and justice.

Free worship

Any material corresponding to other religions is prohibited, since the Islam is the religion that rules over this territory.

Shouting in public

The effusiveness in open spaces is prohibited, since yelling in the streets or outdoors is not well seen either.

LGTBIQ+ Community

This group will have different limitations, because although entry into the country was enabled, they could be penalized and even pay prison sentences, clearly, if they show any affective attitude in public. However, it is important to follow FIFA's recommendations on its website, as some hotels have denied accommodation to members of the LGTBIQ+ community.

All these recommendations could subject to change until the start of the World Cup, as the public insists on extending freedoms.

The controversy

In the In recent days, the position of Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool coach who is also known for directing the Colombian Luis Díaz, was known. For the German, the development of the World Cup in this country is ridiculous, since he considered that the very construction of the stadiums has been inhumane.

At a press conference, he highlighted:

“I've been thinking: oh wow, it's hard to build stadiums in Qatar because you have to do it in the summer in 50 degree heat or whatever. That's not good for a person, being out in the sun doing physical work. It's impossible, to be honest. But nobody has thought about those workers.”