England fans handed boost as Covid restrictions are eased ahead of 2022 World Cup in Qatar | The Sun

ENGLAND fans travelling to Qatar for the World Cup will no longer have to do a Covid test to enter the country.

Visitors previously needed negative results on a PCR or rapid antigen test as well as being able to provide the correct health documentations to be allowed in.

But with the World Cup on the horizon Qatar have relaxed measures in relation to Covid and none of this is now necessary.

This hands all fans, players and staff travelling to the competition a major boost.

The change in restrictions comes into force from today – just 19 days before the tournament begins.

An estimated 1.5million fans are predicted to be visiting Qatar in November and December.

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10,000 England fans and a further 5,000 Welsh supporters are making the journey, according to reports.

Qatar were previously strict on who could enter the country amid the pandemic.

Tourists did have to pre-register on the government’s Ehteraz health application before touching down in Doha.

They had to also submit documents to get their stats on the app to turn green.

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But now nobody even has to present a Covid vaccination certificate giving those travelling to the World Cup one less thing to worry about.

England fans could still face a tough time in Qatar with alcohol only being served in certain areas and those going who are part of the LGBTQ community were given a shocking warning from the UK government.

Fans have also been warned to stay clear of camels over killer bug fears.

If the Three Lions make the final then it could cost each person at least £5,000 per person to follow Gareth Southgate's men all the way.

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