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Middle East > Iraq: Covid-19 and Travel


Warning: high risk destination.

Present Situation

Total cases: 2.5 millions

Active cases: 673

Recovered: 2.4 millions

Deaths: 25 375

Vaccination count: 11.3 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2023-01-22

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 results required for some travelers.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Non
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are recommended

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Airports throughout Iraq are open. Travelers can now enter Iraq.

All health entry measures for COVID-19 have been removed.

As from 15 Jan 2023,

All passengers arriving from China must hold negative PCR test result 72 hrs. prior entering Iraq territory.

Tests: Negative PCR test results required for some travelers.

Quarantine: No
Not Required

Information updated on 2023-03-17.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
The Government of Iraq is increasingly requiring proof of vaccination for those entering government buildings and institutions. Government offices may have limited availability due to staffing levels.

Mandatory mask-wearing is being strictly enforced. Violators may be subject to fines and detention.

The following restrictions are in place:

Wedding halls, funeral homes, and mosques will be closed until further notice.

Social gatherings are banned.

There is a reduction of the working hours at government departments and institutions by 50% (except for the Ministry of Health).

Government departments are permitted to allow 50% general staffing and 25% for pregnant employees and those caring for children under 6 years of age.

All sporting events are banned until further notice.

All service and hospitality industry workers, medical staff at private and public clinics and hospitals, and teachers and educators must be fully vaccinated before being allowed to come to work.

-In Iraqi Kurdistan
Masks are required in public spaces regardless of vaccination status, as are adherence to social distancing regulations.

Since February 1, entrance to public spaces will be denied to those who cannot produce a negative result from a valid test taken within the past 48 hours or a COVID-19 vaccination card.

Employees and visitors at government institutions must wear masks when visiting the institutions.

Mandatory mask-wearing is being strictly enforced. Violators may be subject to fines and detention.

Mask use
Masks are recommended

Gatherings: Banned
Events & Gatherings are prohibited

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Closed


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