Iraq

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Region: Middle East-West Asia

Pandemic Travel Alert

OPEN: to international leisure travel

Updated: 2020-12-23

Entry

General Policy
  • Starting July 23, Iraq reopened to commercial flights, suspended since March. />

Entry Requirements

(Source: U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Iraq )

Testing
  • A negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) must be completed less than 72 hours before departure to Iraq.
Quarantine
  • No quarantine requirements

Exit

No info

Other

No info

Pre-pandemic visa rules

Requirements

Passport Validity
6 months
Other Documents
Travellers must have ability to cover the cost of living during the period of his stay in Iraq, provide a convincing reason for visit, and provide address of accommodation.
Transit
- No transit without visa facilities available.
- Transit visa permits entry to Iraq once during the three months from the date of grant, and a residence for a period of not more than seven days.
Dual Nationality
Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State cautions: "The U.S. Embassy is aware of cases where U.S. citizens, especially female dual nationals of Iraq, have travelled to Iraq with family members and been subject to threats, kidnappings, and extortion, including incidents of loss of custody of children or forced marriage".
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Stay is not extendable.
  2. Validity and stay of Tourist, Visit, and Transit Visas are shown in the table below. All three visa types are single entry.
Sources:

Visa Types

Type

Validity

Stay

Tourist 3 months 1 month
Visit 1 months 1 month
Transit 3 months 7 days

Applicable Passports: