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Iraq Travel Restrictions

12.20% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 12.20% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Iraq.

Outgoing travel to IraqTravelling from the United Kingdom to Iraq

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Iraq.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to boarding for Iraq. Travelers to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region region must present a negative PCR test valid for 48 hours or certificate of full vaccination. Otherwise, they will be tested at their own expense upon arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Iraq.

Details and exceptions

All travelers arriving from abroad will be requested to quarantine for 14 days except for officials, business travelers, and tourists on a short stay.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Iraq

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from Iraq must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a pre-departure test when traveling to England. However, they are still required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test which will be taken on or before day 2 after arrival in the country. An individual traveling to the country is considered fully vaccinated if he/she meets the qualification indicated here.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules are required to present a pre-departure test (to be taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date), day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) are exempt from the test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Iraq will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules arriving from non-red list countries are required to quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days.

Permitted travelers from the red list countries are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel. They must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Iraq

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Closed
Bars:Closed

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Iraq. Please check the official guidelines from Iraq for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Iraq without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Iraq.

  • Mask usage in Iraq is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Iraq are closed. Bars in Iraq are closed.

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