Gulf, Middle East and Iran
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.
Travel to Iraq:
All passengers travelling to Iraq must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. The test result must be issued not more than 72 hours of arrival.
For travel to Basra, children 12 years and below are exempt from the COVID-19 PCR test requirement.
For travel to Baghdad, children below 6 years can be accepted without the COVID-19 PCR certificate on the condition that the test is conducted after arrival.
All non-Iraqi nationals who require OK to board approval must submit copies of their passport, PNR and visa 48 hours before their date of travel. The required documents must be submitted to:
Travel from Iraq:
Passengers travelling to Dubai, including passengers with a connecting flight, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. Bring an official printed certificate – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. The test must be taken not more than 96 hours before departure at laboratories or health clinics approved by the Ministry of Health.