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Iraq travel restrictions & quarantine rules

Landscape view of Iraq

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Iraq. Iraq is Major restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Iraq. Iraq is part of Asia with main city at Baghdad. Its Developing country with a population of 38M people. The main currency is Iraqi Dinar. The languages spoken are Arabic and Kurdish.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 38M people

๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Iraq

Major restrictions

for travel
International travel to Iraq is permitted for vaccinated travelers. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is permitted.

Other restrictions

On departure from Iraq, proof of vaccination is required. Those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical reasons must provide proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours.
Test certificates issued in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region will not be accepted in the Baghdad, Basra, and Najaf airports.

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
Vaccination certificates must include a QR code. Those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical reasons must provide a medical report instead.
Full details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/iraq/entry-requirements

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers authorized to enter are required to provide proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours of arrival. Test certificates must be written in Arabic or English.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival and on departure, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further health testing may be required for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

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.

Use of masks

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

Public transport

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

Restaurants are mostly open as usual. Opening times and restrictions may vary between governorates, we recommend keeping up to date with local guidelines throughout your trip.

Bars

Bars are mostly open as usual. Opening times and restrictions may vary between governorates, we recommend keeping up to date with local guidelines throughout your trip.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are mostly open as usual. Opening times and restrictions may vary between governorates, we recommend keeping up to date with local guidelines throughout your trip.

Shops

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further health testing may be required for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation.
Citizens, residents, and those traveling for essential reasons are exempt from this requirement.
Full details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#determine-fully

Quarantine required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.
Those testing negative on day 8 will not see their quarantine period extended. Travelers testing positive will be required to isolate an additional 10 days.

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of a negative PCR, NAT, NAAT, or RT-LAMP test result, taken within the previous 72 hours of departure. Alternatively, proof of a negative professionally administered antigen test result, taken the day before departure, is also accepted.
Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive molecular test result, issued at least 10 and not more than 180 days before arrival.
Documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. Further information on testing requirements can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada

Testing on arrival

Non-vaccinated travelers will either be administered a COVID-19 test on arrival or provided with a self-swab kit. Additionally, they will be provided with an at-home COVID-19 self-swab kit which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period.
Travelers may register in advance for the test on arrival at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/arrival-testing-providers
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing on arrival requirements and may provide proof of a positive molecular test result, issued at least 10 and not more than 180 days before arrival.

Travel restriction details for Iraq

๐Ÿšซ Destination Quarantine may be required
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational with restrictions transport
๐Ÿ“… events Banned

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Iraq

The Government of Iraq (GOI) amended its full curfew to 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Enforcement of the curfew throughout the country varies significantly, Iraqi security forces, ministry of health staff, service departments, bakeries, grocery stores, and pharmacies are exempted from the curfew. Curfew and mandatory mask-wearing are being strictly enforced. Violators may be subject to fines and detention. Starting May 1, the GOI will require proof of vaccination for all service and hospitality industry workers, medical staff at private and public clinics and hospitals, and teachers and educators.
Government departments are permitted to resume working, with 50% general staffing and 25% for pregnant employees and those caring for children under 6 years of age. Some elementary schools and universities are closed.
In the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR), Decree #57 (December 24, 2020) imposes a 20,000 to 50,000 Iraqi dinar fine (approximately $17 to $42) on individuals who do not wear masks in public and on public transportation. The decree also obligates public and private sector institutions to require employees to wear masks and requires masks of passengers in vehicles. Conferences, weddings, funerals, and gatherings are banned; violators face fines of 2,000,000 Iraqi Dinars. Restaurants, hotels, bars, sports facilities, and night clubs must close by midnight. Markets or shops where customers do not adhere to prevention guidelines may be closed. Local officials are empowered to impose additional restrictions at their discretion and without advance notice.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Iraq

Do not travel

The security situation throughout Iraq remains volatile. There's a risk the security situation could deteriorate further. Due to the volatile security environment and the ongoing threat of kidnappings, you should leave Iraq immediately by commercial means if it's safe to do so. If you're staying in Iraq, be alert and check media for updates on new threats. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, due toย the volatile security situation and very high risk of violence, armed conflict, kidnapping and terrorist attack.
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