Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 Accessibility Tickets: Booking, Category & Proof of Eligibility

Qatar FIFA WC 2022 Accessibility TicketsThe year 2022 is the year of the FIFA World Cup. The draws are out and excitement among the football fans has reached new heights. The demand for ticket sales is also tremendous and millions of football fans have applied for the lucky draw of FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets. We have already discussed the various ticket categories for the FIFA World Cup 2022. There is a category named Accessibility tickets. But what exactly are accessibility tickets? Who can avail them and what document proof is required to get those tickets? In this article, we will cover all your doubts regarding FIFA World cup 2022 accessibility tickets. 

What are Accessibility Tickets?

Qatar FIFA WC 2022 Accessibility Tickets
Qatar FIFA WC 2022 Accessibility Tickets

Since the tickets have been released, there are a lot of questions revolving around Accessibility Tickets. The accessibility tickets are tickets that are available for disabled people or people with limited mobility. These tickets are dedicated and limited in number. FIFA has assigned accessibility tickets for all stadiums and for all matches. 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Accessibility Ticket Category

There are five types of FIFA WC 2022 Accessibility Tickets available spectators from all over the world. 

Wheelchair User Ticket

People with wheelchairs are eligible to get these tickets. People with wheelchair user tickets must bring their own manual or electric wheelchair. The wheelchair must fulfill the basic requirements. Check the requirements of the wheelchair below.

  • The wheelchair must have 3-4 wheels
  • the maximum dimensions are 80cm in width and 130cm in length
  • the maximum turning radius is 90cm
  • the maximum turning width is 150cm
  • maximum speed must not be above 6km/h

Easy Access Amenity Ticket

These seats are available for disabled people or people with limited mobility but ones who do not need wheelchairs. If you are unable to bend your knees or need a walking aid or crutches can access these tickets. Easy Access Amenity tickets also have some extra space. 

Easy Access Standard Ticket

Easy Access Standard Ticket is a ticket for people with disability or limited mobility but ones who do not need a wheelchair. These seats can be accessed by people who require minimum step access and are close to accessible amenities.

Easy Access Extra Width Ticket

Easy Access Extra Width Ticket is available for adults over 18 years of age with a minimum body mass index (BMI) of 40kg/m².

Sensory Room

So what are sensory rooms? Well, a sensory room is a specially designed room with a pleasant environment, cognitive and physically accessible. These rooms are best suited for spectators with sensory access requirements who require a controlled sensory environment. This may be beneficial for people with mental health issues or dementia. 

Sensory rooms are available only at three venues – Al Bayt Stadium, Lusail Stadium and Education City Stadium. 

FIFA WC 2022 Accessibility Ticket: Proof of Eligibility / What documents are required for Accessibility Tickets?

Documents required for FIFA WC 2022 Accessibility Tickets – While booking the tickets and entering the stadium, it might be mandatory for you to provide valid eligibility documents. So here we will discuss what type of document one needs to provide to enjoy World Cup matches with these accessibility tickets.

Wheelchair Tickets, Easy Access Standard or Easy Access Amenity Tickets

If you are residing in Qatar, then you need to present a certificate of degree of disability or medical certificate. International people need to show a medical certificate or proof that is widely accepted in their home country.

Easy Access Extra Width Tickets

Irrespective if you are a Qatari resident or an International resident, for people with Easy Access Extra Width Tickets the following document is a must. They need to present a signed doctor’s note stating the customer’s BMI will be required. The minimum BMI to be eligible for an Easy Access Extra-Width Ticket is 40kg/m²

Sensory Room

To access the sensory room, the customer must provide a doctor’s note, medical certificate or letter from another healthcare professional.

How to Book FIFA World Cup 2022 Accessibility Tickets

So how to book these accessibility tickets? Well, the process is the same as the regular tickets. Follow the steps given below:

  • During the random selection draw sales period (5th April to 28th April 2022), all the applicants must visit the FIFAs ticket portal: https://www.fifa.com/tickets
  • One applicant can apply for accessibility tickets only or for a combination of accessibility tickets and other category tickets. 
  • Sign up and log in at the FIFA portal for showing your interest in the FIFA World Cup tickets.
  • Select the Accessibility tickets and complete the remaining procedure. If the number of applications for these tickets is huge, then the random selection draw(s) will be conducted to determine the successful ticket applicants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. My type of disability is not included in the description of your Accessibility Tickets. What should I do?

A. In such a case, complete the contact form indicating your type of disability. While writing to FIFA, select the subject as ‘OTHER’. One of the customer care assistants will contact you as soon as possible. To access the contact form, click here.  

Q. Can I request a companion ticket if I apply for an Accessibility Ticket?

A. Knowing the need of a companion, all the people who successfully get the accessibility tickets will get a free companion ticket as well. The role of the companion is to check whatever the accessibility ticket holder needs. The companion seats will be as close to the ticket holder. But FIFA does not guarantee companion seats to be immediately adjacent to the Accessibility Ticket holder.

Q. What will happen in the event of a misrepresentation of a disability?

A. Well, if FIFA Ticketing becomes aware of misrepresentation of a disability, then in such circumstances, FIFA has all the right to straightway reject the ticket.

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