Gulf and Middle East
If you are travelling to Iraq, you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit applicable documents before departure. Please also note that it is mandatory to wear facial masks throughout Baghdad (BGW) and Basra (BSR) airports.
Following passengers can travel to Iraq without an OK to board:
Passengers holding a paper visa and one-way ticket require an OK to board approval. They must submit copies of their passport, PNR and visa 48 hours before their date of travel. The required documents must be submitted to:
COVID-19 PCR testing
All passengers traveling to Iraq must have a printed medical certificate with a negative coronavirus COVID-19 PCR test or RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure and the certificate must be in Arabic or English.
Nationals of the following countries, regardless of their residency status, must follow the above regulations to enter Iraq. This category of passengers are subject to a 14-day quarantine in their home or working camps.
All children under the age of 10 departing or arriving to Iraq are exempt from COVID-19 PCR test requirements.
Entry exceptions are granted for Diplomats, Official Government Delegations and working employees of International Organizations and Associations.
If you are travelling from Iraq, you will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before travel. UN Medical Clinic COVID-19 PCR certificates are accepted for UN staff only.
Also note that it is mandatory to wear facial masks throughout Baghdad (BGW) and Basra (BSR) airports.
All staff and passengers will be subject to thermal scanning and any passenger who shows symptoms of flu will not be allowed to check‑in. They will then be taken to a medical centre for further testing.
If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.