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Middle East > Iran: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 7.5 millions

Active cases: 178 39

Recovered: 7.1 millions

Deaths: 142 654

Vaccination count: 64.7 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-08-11

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test required for all travellers.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Entry is permitted to holders of an Iranian passport or holders of a valid visa.

All passengers arriving into Iran by air are required to hold a valid health certificate, issued by the health authorities of the country of departure. This must contain a COVID-19 molecular test performed by an approved centre of the departure country, carried out within 96 hours of entry into Iran.

Non-Iranian nationals will not be permitted entry without such a certificate. Iranian nationals without such a certificate will be directed to quarantine locations for 14 days and will incur associated medical and accommodation costs.

You may be tested for COVID-19 on arrival.

People testing positive for COVID-19 may be required to isolate for 14 days.

Tests: Negative PCR test required for all travellers.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2022-08-10.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
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.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Allowed under strict restrictions.
Mask is mandatory.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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