World Cup Security Authorities
The official spokesman for the Ministry of Interior and the security force of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Col. Dr. Jabr Hammoud Al Nuaimi, said that the security authorities represented by the Ministry of Interior and the security force of the tournament made great security efforts using the latest communication systems between all units through the operations rooms in the tournament facilities and the fan areas, linked to both the tournament command center and the Central Operations Room of the National Command Center.
The spokesperson provided some statistics on the tournament, stating that the total number of calls received by the National Command Centre reached 585,606, of which 16,000 were calls in the official languages of the world cup.
Communications included inquiries, suggestions, and complaints in different languages, based on the diversity of the tournament fans' languages. The total number of official security movements to secure the movement of participating teams reached 4,256 by various security patrols. As many as 21,579 vehicles undergone security screening to ensure the safety of tournament participants, where the sites included 37 hotels, 36 stadiums and 8 main stadiums.
For his part, Exe Director of the Office of HE Commander of Security Operations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Col. Jassim Al BuHashem Al Sayed, introduced the entry procedures into the State of Qatar for citizens and residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council through the State's air, land and sea ports. The concerned authorities have initiated to allow GCC nationals and residents to enter the country without the need to obtain Hayya card for non-match ticket holders in accordance with normal entry procedures as follows.
First: The entry through Airports: GCC nationals and residents coming to Qatar will be able to enter without requiring registration via the Haya platform from 6 December 2022.
Second: Entry into the State through the land port using buses: Bus transport will be available to all travelers through the road port, as is normal, and parking will be allocated to visitors without fees.
Third: Entry through land port in private vehicles. The GCC nationals and residents who are coming via road in their own vehicles will be able to enter the country from 8 December 2022. They will be required to apply to the permit via the Ministry of Interior website at least 12 hours before the date of travel, without requiring payment of pre-entry fees for vehicles.
He added that these measures come in the context of the state's efforts to allow visitors from citizens and residents of the GCC countries to enjoy the associated activities and entertainment events of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
For his part, Maj. Abdullah Sultan Al-Ghanim asserted that the security personnel of the Championship Security Force and Public Security worked to provide the best safe environment for living in this tournament in various fan areas.
He reminded that the fans wishing to attend World Cup matches were required to have tickets and Hayya card. Those without tickets would not be allowed to enter the stadium and would be dealt with in accordance with the necessary procedures to ensure everyone's safety and security.
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