World Cup 2022 fans face prison is they try to bring pork, porn or sex toys into Qatar as list of banned items revealed

    FANS heading to the World Cup could face prison time if they try to bring pork, porn or sex toys into Qatar.

    The Government’s official website has made clear to travellers how strict the country’s rules are with less than a week to go before the tournament.

    Pork is among the list of items travellers cannot take into Qatar

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    Pork is among the list of items travellers cannot take into QatarCredit: Getty
    England fans are preparing for a different World Cup than they are used to

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    England fans are preparing for a different World Cup than they are used toCredit: Getty

    England and Wales fans will be travelling to the Middle East nation in their numbers in the follows days as the build-up to the World Cup begins.

    Around 4,000 Three Lions fans and 3,000 supporters of the Dragons will be present alongside thousands of other football followers from around the world.

    Qatar has spent the last years preparing for the huge influx of fans.

    And the World Cup promises to be like no other with strict lawns governing Qatar that could come as a shock to some Brits.

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    The UK Government’s updated foreign advice page has given travellers all the info they need.

    This includes the list of banned items that could land you prison time if you tried to bring it into Qatar.

    The list contains things such as alcohol, sex toys, pornography and pork.

    Brits are also reminded about the drinking laws in the country, with fans only allowed to drink in designated areas.

    Qatar is setting the stage for the 2022 World Cup

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    Qatar is setting the stage for the 2022 World CupCredit: Reuters

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    Travellers are also warned about offensive public behaviour which could land them in trouble.

    The foreign advice reads: “Swearing and making rude gestures are considered obscene acts and offenders can be jailed and/or deported.

    “Take particular care when dealing with the police and other officials.”

    The website also makes reference to the way couples should behave in public.

    It warns: “Any intimacy in public between men and women (including between teenagers) can lead to arrest.”

    And Brits are reminded of Qatar’s expectation of clothing in public.

    The foreign advice said: “You should dress modestly when in public, including while driving. Women must cover their shoulders and avoid wearing short skirts.

    “Both men and women are advised not to wear shorts or sleeveless tops, when going to government buildings, health care facilities or malls.”

    Controversy has followed Qatar since it was awarded hosting rights of the 2022 World Cup.

    Activists and campaigners continue to voice their concern over the country’s record on human rights and views on homosexuality.

    Qatar kick the tournament off when they play Ecuador in the opening game on Sunday.

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