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Qatar: Government Capacity Temporarily Reduced

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • The government of Qatar intends to reduce the number of employees working in government sector jobs throughout the duration of the FIFA World Cup  


The government of Qatar announced that it will reduce the number of employees working in government sectors to 20 percent beginning 1 November through 19 December. Additionally, 80 percent of government employees will work remotely during the hours of 7 am to 11 am throughout these dates.    

What are the Changes?  

The government of Qatar will reduce the number of employees working throughout the FIFA World Cup event in November 2022. Processing delays of immigration documents may be expected.  

Looking Ahead   

Continue to check the government of Qatar’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. For further information on the FIFA World Cup event in Qatar, check here.  

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