International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Cocos (Keeling) Islands to Iraq.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
18.21
Increased by-0.69
at 11/27/2021
Vaccinated
17.60%
Increased by17.60%
at 11/24/2021
Return Status

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

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

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results before arrival

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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 unless they are fully vaccinated. 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
Start Date
Changed
Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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

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Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

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US Embassy - Iraq
Start Date
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On Arrival

Possible

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival

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

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Iraqi Government
Start Date
Changed
Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Iraq.

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US Embassy - Iraq
Start Date
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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

High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is high in Iraq.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
18.21
Increased by-0.69
at 11/27/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
4.50%
Increased by-0.20%
at 11/24/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
17.60%
Increased by17.60%
at 11/24/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
7,246,498
Increased by7,246,498
at 11/24/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.90
Decreased by0.06
at 11/25/2021

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

Local Guidelines

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. Safety measures vary significantly between regions and can change at short notice. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Checked
11/28/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is mostly operating as usual. Governorates may impose their own entry restrictions, we recommend keeping up to date with local guidelines throughout your trip.

Restaurants

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

Status
Unknown
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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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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