Updated on 05-Mar-2021

Entry rules in response to coronavirus

International Travel

As of January 14, due to new strains of COVID-19, inbound and outbound travel is banned to/from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zambia.

National airports are open.  Direct Flights to/from Kuwait, and Bahrain are not operating as of October 26.  Entry to Iraq for tourism and religious purposes is now allowed. Check with your airline for further information.

All inbound/outbound international passengers will need to have a certificate showing they have tested negative for COVID-19, the PCR and/or serology must be completed less than 72 hours before departure to Iraq.


The Iraqi CAA have medical teams deployed to all civil airports to screen travellers coming from affected countries when flights are in operation. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the Iraqi authorities

Quarantine requirements

You may be required to quarantine on arrival. You should follow local authority instructions.


UK Government Guide-Iraq

US Embassy-Iraq

Iraq Government

About APMM

The COVID-19 Migrant Monitor is an urgent action campaign providing timely and appropriate information relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on migrants.