Fifa World Cup: Israel to operate direct charter flights to Doha

Soccer fans from Palestinian territories with Hayya card can also use the service

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By Reuters

Published: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 8:07 PM

Last updated: Thu 10 Nov 2022, 8:08 PM

Direct charter flights will operate between Tel Aviv and Doha during the World Cup, world soccer's governing body Fifa said on Thursday.

Israelis and Palestinians holding match tickets and a valid Hayya fan ID will be permitted on board flights that will operate direct from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport to Doha's Hamad International Airport by an airline with pre-existing landing rights in Qatar, FIFA said in a statement.

Consular assistance to Israeli visitors in Qatar during the November 20 to Decembe 18 tournament will be provided through a Doha-based travel company, FIFA said.

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