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Region: Middle East-West Asia

Pandemic Travel Alert

OPEN: to international leisure travel

Most recent update: 2020-12-23 - Flight suspension lifted


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

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

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

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


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Pre-pandemic visa rules


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.
- 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.

Visa Types




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

Applicable Passports: