Travel Restrictions Entering Iraq from the United States

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the United States to Iraq.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
142.98
Decreased by74.04
at 1/24/2022
Vaccinated
22.08%
Increased by0.47%
at 1/23/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

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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Start Date
1/13/2021
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Visas

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

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On Arrival

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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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Iraq.

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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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Start Date
Changed

COVID-19 Risk Information

High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is high in Iraq.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
142.98
Decreased by74.04
at 1/24/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
20.90%
Decreased by11.68%
at 1/20/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
22.08%
Increased by0.47%
at 1/23/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
9,093,724
Increased by195,205
at 1/23/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.96
Increased by-0.55
at 1/21/2022

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

Local Guidelines

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
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Use of mask

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

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
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

Unknown
We have been unable to verify guideline information relating to restaurants.

Bars

Unknown
We have been unable to verify guideline information relating to bars

Nightclubs

Unknown
We have been unable to verify guideline information relating to nightclubs.

Shops

Unknown
We have been unable to verify guideline information relating to shops.

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