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Local Laws and Customs Visitors to Qatar Should Know

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Local Laws and Customs , Visitors to Qatar , Should Know.
On November 20, the 2022 Qatar
World Cup kicked off following years
of anticipation and controversy.
A last minute ban on alcoholic beverages
was the most recent surprise for fans
who widely protested the decision.
CNN explained the conservative
Muslim country's other local laws and
customs that visitors should be aware of.
Alcohol , Public drunkenness is a crime
and anyone violating this law
could face legal ramifications.
According to the British government, drinking in public in Qatar could , “result in a prison sentence of up to six months
and/or a fine up to 3,000 Qatar Rial ($824).”.
Sex, Orientation and PDA, Extramarital sex, intimacy in public and
sex between men is also illegal in Qatar.
Last month, a report from Human Rights Watch warned
of security forces arbitrarily arresting LGBT individuals
and subjecting them to "ill-treatment in detention.".
Last month, a report from Human Rights Watch warned
of security forces arbitrarily arresting LGBT individuals
and subjecting them to "ill-treatment in detention.".
However, FIFA and the Qatar government have assured
that “everyone is welcome in Qatar" and measures had
been enacted to ensure the protection of everyone.
Dress code, Despite the heat, Qatar's tourism authority asked
all visitors to show “respect for local culture by
avoiding excessively revealing clothing in public.”.
Dress code, Despite the heat, Qatar's tourism authority asked
all visitors to show “respect for local culture by
avoiding excessively revealing clothing in public.”.
It is recommended that men and
women cover both their knees
and their shoulders while in Qatar.
Drugs, Illegal drugs, which include some prescription drugs, can result in heavy fines and lengthy jail sentences.
Visitors should check
the list of banned substances
before traveling to Qatar.

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