Open with restrictions

Iran Travel Restrictions

66,63% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Iran.
Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Iran with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Iran for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Iran entry details and exceptions

Entry is permitted to holders of an Iranian passport or holders of a valid visa.


Outgoing travel to IranTravelling from South Africa to Iran

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Iran.

Details and exceptions
The results must be in English or approved by an Iranian consulate.Children under the age of 8 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Iran.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Iran

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Iran must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Iran are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Iran

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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