Iran (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test required
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 14.12.2021
1. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Iran.
2. Passengers entering or transiting through Iran, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English or approved by an Iranian consulate.
– This does not apply to passengers 12 years and younger.
3. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals of Iran;
– passengers 12 years and younger.
4. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival when arriving from Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea (Dem. People’s Rep.), Kosovo, Latvia, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldovia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, North Macedonia (Rep.), Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines , Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam or Yemen.
– This does not apply to passengers 12 years and younger.
5. Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense.
6. Nationals and residents of Iran arriving from or who have transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days at a hotel in the airport.
7. Passengers must complete a “Self-declaration Form” before arrival at
8. E-visas can be obtained before departure at . Passengers must have an e-visa confirmation.


Detailed Tourist Information

Entry is permitted to holders of an Iranian passport or holders of a valid visa.

There may be additional restrictions in place if you are travelling to Iran from locations other than Ireland.

Several international commercial flights are operational, although some have restrictions in place regarding which citizens they will carry.

Iran imposed travel bans for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, and Eswatini.

All passengers arriving into Iran by air are required to hold a valid health certificate, issued by the health authorities of the country of departure. This must contain a COVID-19 molecular test performed by an approved centre of the departure country, carried out within 96 hours of entry into Iran.

Non-Iranian nationals will not be permitted entry without such a certificate.

Iranian nationals without such a certificate will be directed to quarantine locations for 14 days and will incur associated medical and accommodation costs.

You may be tested for COVID-19 on arrival people testing positive for COVID-19 may be required to isolate for 14 days.

You will need to provide contact details on arrival in Iran.


Lockdown Details

It is now mandatory to wear face masks in enclosed public places. You may incur a fine if you do not comply.

Measures and restrictions are in place in Iran, including temporary closure of non-essential businesses and shrines, and cancellation of some public events. Each province is able to introduce restrictions to respond to localised peaks in infections. This may include lockdown and restriction of movement, and may be introduced with little warning.

Internal travel restrictions, including to important tourism and pilgrimage areas, may be imposed at short notice.

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