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Iran coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Iran. Iran is Closed for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Iran. Iran is part of Asia with main city at Tehran. Its Developing country with a population of 79M people. The main currency is Iranian Rial. The languages spoken are Persian (Farsi).
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 79M people

๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Iran


for travel
International travel to Iran is not permitted. This does not apply to nationals, residents, and valid visa holders.

Test/medical certificate required

Travelers are required proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 96 hours, on arrival. Foreign travelers without proof of a negative result will be denied entry.
Iranian nationals arriving without proof of a negative result will need to isolate for 14 days at a government facility, at the traveler's expense.

Testing on arrival

Travelers are subject to testing on arrival. Those testing positive or showing COVID-19 symptoms will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
For more details U.S. Virtual Embassy Iran

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive or relaxed guidelines may be in place depending on the region you are visiting. We recommend keeping up-to-date with local guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in airports and while on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transport is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Please be advised bars are not allowed to operate in this country. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.


Please be advised nightclubs are not allowed to operate in this country. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.


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

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Iran

๐Ÿšซ Destination No quarantine
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational transport
๐Ÿ“… events Banned

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Iran

It is now mandatory to wear face masks in enclosed public places. You may incur a fine if you do not comply.
Measures and restrictions are in place in Iran, including temporary closure of non-essential businesses and shrines, and cancellation of some public events. Each province is able to introduce restrictions to respond to localised peaks in infections. This may include lockdown and restriction of movement, and may be introduced with little warning.
Internal travel restrictions, including to important tourism and pilgrimage areas, may be imposed at short notice.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Iran

Do not travel

There's widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Iran with medical facilities under serious pressure. There's a curfew from 10pm to 3am. Breach of the curfew will result in a fine. You'll need to provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test at the port of entry and exit of Iran. In addition, you'll be tested at the port of entry to Iran. If you're suspected of having the virus, you'll be quarantined at a government-managed facility at your own expense. Failure to wear a face covering in public could result in a fine. Medical evacuation is not likely to be possible. If youโ€™re in Iran, we continue to recommend you leave while commercial options are available. There are limited flights into and out of Iran. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Iran dueย to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. The security situation remains volatile and there's a high risk you could be arbitrarily detained or arrested.
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