Country's border status
Borders are open with restrictions.
Passengers who have been or arriving from India are not allowed to enter Iraq via Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF).Passengers arriving from india to Erbil (EBL) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU) shall be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and shall be quarantined for 14 days at their own expense.
Citizens of India and Indonesia may not enter Basra (BSR) or Najaf (NJF). Citizens of India may not enter Baghdad (BGW) as well.
Every passenger arriving at Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR), Erbil (EBL), Najaf (NJF) or Sulaymaniyah (ISU) must have printed a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) result taken no more than 72 hours (48 for Erbil or Sulaymaniyah) before departure from the fist embarkation point. The result must be in Arabic or English.
This rule doesn’t apply to:
- children younger than 10 years (12 years in case of travelling to Najaf (NJF));
- holders of a vaccination certificate stated they are fully vaccinated;
Passengers travelling to Najaf (NJF) shall be additionally tested for COVID-19 on their own expense.
Passengers arriving in Erbil (EBL) could be quarantined for 14 days.
Citizens of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA arriving at Najaf (NJF), may obtain visa on arrival. They shall have a confirmed booking in one of these hotels: Qaser Aldur Hotel, Qaser Altad Hotel, Rebal Hotel.