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Iraq Travel Restrictions

18,32% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 17,60% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Iraq.

Outgoing travel to IraqTravelling from South Africa to Iraq

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa 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 South Africa 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 South Africa from Iraq

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Iraq 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 Iraq 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 Iraq

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

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