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Iraq Travel Restrictions

12.20% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 12.20% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Iraq.

Outgoing travel to IraqTravelling from New Zealand to Iraq

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Iraq.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to boarding for Iraq. Travelers to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region region must present a negative PCR test valid for 48 hours or certificate of full vaccination. Otherwise, they will be tested at their own expense upon arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Iraq.

Details and exceptions

All travelers arriving from abroad will be requested to quarantine for 14 days except for officials, business travelers, and tourists on a short stay.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Iraq

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Iraq must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Iraq will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Iraq

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Closed
Bars:Closed

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Iraq.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Iraq without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Iraq.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Iraq is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Iraq are closed. Bars in Iraq are closed.