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Travel to Iran

According to the notification issued by the Ministry of Health of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the entry of all passengers from the UK to Iran, either directly or by connection from the United Kingdom, is prohibited until further notice.

If you are travelling to Iran, you must take a COVID-19 PCR test and complete the self-declaration form before departure.

Travel eligibility

Tourist or Visit visas will not be issued on arrival.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All passengers, including Iranian nationals, who are over two years old must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no later than 96 hours before departure. The certificate is mandatory to be accepted on the flight.

All passengers arriving in Tehran will undergo thermal screening, and suspected COVID-19 cases will be isolated, regardless of their negative test result certificate.


Iranian nationals not holding a negative test result can be accepted with a form of indemnity (FOI). They will undergo a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and will be isolated in IBIS Hotel for 48 hours until the test result is received. Passengers must cover the costs of the test and hotel stay.

Passengers returning to Iran within 14 days will not require an additional COVID-19 PCR test for their return trip to Iran if they retain a copy of their COVID-19 PCR test done before departure from Iran.

Required forms

Effective 5 August 2020, all passengers regardless of point of origin or nationality must complete the COVID-19 screening self-declaration form and present it to the health representatives on arrival.


Iranian nationals must complete an indemnity form and quarantine themselves at the specified address (preferably their own home) for 14 days. Non Iranian nationals will be quarantined at the Ministry of Health assigned IBIS International Airport Hotel for 14 days.

Other information

All costs for the COVID-19 PCR test (around USD 17) as well as hotel quarantine charges (around USD 30 per night) will be at the passenger’s expense.

Travel from Iran

If you are travelling from Iran, you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure. You may also be required to submit additional documentation. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Please check the list of laboratories authorised to conduct COVID-19 PCR testing in Iran.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.