Planning to go to Qatar for the world cup? The cheapest package for fans from Ghana will cost GH₵37,443.4 cedis [$4,710]

Planning to go to Qatar for the world cup? The cheapest package for fans from Ghana will cost GH₵37,443.4 cedis [$4,710]

It’s the world cup year and as usual, many Ghanaian and football fans are planning to travel to go to Qatar to witness the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

During the launch of Kenpong Travel & Tours 2022 FIFA World Cup Packages in Accra yesterday, June 28th, 2022, the company revealed that the cheapest package for fans who want to attend the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar from Ghana will cost GH₵37,443.4cedis [$4,710]. 

The $4,710 package doesn’t include feeding, however, it covers economy class flight tickets, accommodation of four persons in a room, Category Two tickets for Ghana group matches, COVID-19 testing, travel insurance, medicals, internal transport and a Police report.

For football fans who can afford to pay for the most expensive package — Platinum Category A will be required to pay GH₵84,350 [$10,610]. This premium package will covers business class flight tickets, feeding, single occupancy accommodation in a five-star hotel, Category One tickets for Ghana group matches, COVID-19 testing, travel insurance, medicals, internal transport and a police report.

At the launch, Ghana’s Deputy Director of State Protocol at the Office of the President, Philip Kofi Aning urged Ghanaians who will be travelling to be law-abiding in Qatar.

Kofi Aning started that Qatar as a country has a lot of restrictions which Ghanaian fans must respect to experience an incident-free tournament.

“We pray that as we go to Qatar, we will go and comport ourselves as supporters and I know the playing body is already disciplined,” Mr Aning said.

“Qatar has a lot of restrictions, so as we go there, we must go and comport ourselves and abide by their rules so that we don’t have anybody going in and going to stay for seven years before coming back home to Ghana”.

Qatar as a country has a zero-tolerance policy against sexual relations outside marriage, narcotic drug-related offences and public consumption of alcohol with offenders facing heavy fines, deportation, or lengthy custodial sentences.

Mr Aning who doubles as a member of the Kenpong Travel & Tours World Cup Packages Committee furthermore warned against seeking asylum for some Ghanaian during major tournaments like the world cup drawing the inference that when Ghana first qualified for the world cup in Germany in 2006 some fans used trivial reasons to seek for asylum.

“This time around, let us be good and proper law-abiding citizens of Ghana. There is no problem in Ghana, so I don’t see why you will go there and say you want to seek asylum in Qatar,” he concluded.

Among other dignitaries on the Committee include the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenpong Group of Companies, Mr Kennedy Agyapong — Mr. Karl Tufuouh, Mr. Kwadwo Baah Agyemang and the Member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central, Patrick Yaw Boamah.