International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Iraq From Afghanistan is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Most travelers are allowed to enter Iraq. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Iraqi Government
Start Date
1/14/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers must have a valid vaccination certificate showing they have had the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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US Embassy - Iraq
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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be issued a maximum of 72 hours before departure to Iraq.

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Travelers to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region are required to bring a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure. Travelers arriving without a negative test result will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test, at their own cost, at the Kurdistan Region airports.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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US Embassy - Iraq
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Iraq.

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Iraqi Government
Start Date
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Possible

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival

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Description

Travelers may be required to pay in cash for COVID-19 test on arrival.

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Iraqi Government
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in all public places and on public transportation.

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Iraqi Government
Start Date
Changed

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Iraq.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
69.96
Increased by-26.41
at 9/23/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
11.20%
Increased by-1.50%
at 9/23/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
11.13%
Increased by11.13%
at 9/23/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
4,585,095
Increased by4,585,095
at 9/23/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.72
Increased by-0.04
at 9/21/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

A nationwide daily curfew is in place between the hours of 11 pm and 5 am. Social distancing protocols remain encouraged and travel between provinces may be restricted. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Last Checked
9/22/2021

Use of mask

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Required
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Face masks are required in all public spaces and public transportation.

Public transportation

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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating as usual, except for travel into the Kurdistan region where proof of a negative PCR test may be required.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Restrictions in place
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Nightclubs are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Shops

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Restrictions in place
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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