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The Saudi Arabian government has announced that it will allow foreign nationals traveling for the 2022 World Cup to apply for short-term visas to enter Saudi Arabia.
Additional Information: Beginning Nov. 1, foreign nationals must have a Hayya Card, or special identification card, to enter Qatar. In order to obtain a Hayya Card, applicants will need to show that they have tickets for a World Cup match between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 and accommodations for their time in Qatar.
BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals who hold a Hayya Card and are traveling to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup will be able to apply for short-term visas to enter Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities are expected to provide application instructions for the short-term visa in the coming months.
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