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Published 17.08.2021
1. Passengers arriving from India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF).
2. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU).
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of Iraq;
- passengers with a diplomatic passport and an approval letter issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) before arrival;
- passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations traveling on duty and an approval letter issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) before arrival.
3. Nationals of India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF).
4. Nationals of Indonesia are not allowed to enter Iraq via Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF).
5. Passengers traveling to Baghdad (BGW) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in Arabic or English.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years. They will be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.
6. Nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, with a return onward ticket, can obtain a visa on arrival at Baghdad (BGW).
7. Passengers traveling to Basra (BSR) must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in Arabic or English.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.
8. Passengers traveling to Sulaymaniyah (ISU) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated;
- passengers younger than 10 years.
9. Passengers traveling to Erbil (EBL) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated;
- passengers younger than 12 years;
- passengers arriving from Canada.
10. Passengers arriving from Canada traveling to Erbil (EBL) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival.
- This does not apply to:
- passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated;
- passengers younger than 12 years.
11. Passengers traveling to Najaf (NJF) must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English; and
- are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, at their own expense.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 years.
12. Nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates can obtain a visa on arrival at Najaf (NJF) for a maximum stay of 7 days.
13. Nationals of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Peoples Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA, can obtain a visa on arrival at Najaf (NJF). They must have a reservation confirmation from one of the following hotels: Qaser Aldur Hotel, Qaser Altad Hotel or Rebal Hotel.
14. Passengers traveling to Erbil (EBL) could be subject to quarantine at a designated facility for up to 14 days.
15. Airline crew traveling to Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU) are subject to self-isolation in a hotel until their next flight.
16. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.