Covid Entry Check: Iraq Travel Restrictions

This Iraq dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.

  • Partially Open
  • Up to 14 Days
Last reviewed on 05 Jul 2022, 05:40AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
76.88% (last 7 days)
Local Restrictions & Policies
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  • Workplace
  • Public events
  • Gatherings
  • Movement
  • Testing
  • Contact tracing
  • Facial Coverings
  • Vaccination

Can you enter?

Entry is restricted to the following travellers:
β€’ Citizens and PRs
β€’ Spouse & Children of Citizens/PRs
β€’ Other Residents (pass holders)
β€’ Business Travellers
β€’ Transit

β€’ Nationals of countries listed in greenlanes may obtain a visa on arrival at Najaf (NJF). They must have a reservation confirmation from one of the following hotels: Qaser Aldur Hotel, Qaser Altad Hotel or Rebal Hotel.

What to expect in Iraq?

πŸ’‰ Vaccine exemptions

Vaccinated travellers are exempt from pre-arrival Covid-19 test(s) requirement(s).

These exemptions only apply to:
Travellers going to Sulaymaniyah (ISU) or Erbil (EBL) with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated

πŸ“ Forms

You are required to complete a pre-arrival form.

🌑️ Testing requirements

You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a Covid-19 test from an accepted establishment taken prior to your departure from the first embarkation point.
On Arrival you may be required to complete a test for Covid-19 and/or some form of medical screening, the cost borne by the traveller

Travellers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in Arabic or English.

The time you take your test will depend on where you’re travelling to.

😷 Quarantine requirements

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 14 days. Quarantine served at a home or at a dedicated facility (cost borne to traveller)

Other important information:
β€’ Nationals of or foreign travellers arriving from or who have transited through India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW) or Najaf (NJF)
β€’ Nationals of Indonesia are not allowed to enter Iraq via Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF).
β€’ Travellers going to to Sulaymaniyah (ISU) or to Erbil (EBL) without a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated
Travellers going to Erbil (EBL) could be subject to quarantine in a designated facility for 14 days.
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We update our information every 24hrs from travel advisories and government websites. Due to the ever-changing nature of the Covid-19 situation, please remember to check the links provided and your local airlines before you travel. We use Google Translate for quick and timely translations, please excuse any errors. Thank you.