Iran (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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 30.08.2021
1. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities for passengers traveling as tourists.
2. E-visas can be obtained before departure at http://e_visa.mfa.ir/en/ . Passengers must have an e-visa confirmation.
3. Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been in or transited for more than 4 hours through Brazil or Uruguay.
4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 96 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 younger than 8 years.
5. Passengers arriving from Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Russian Fed., Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense.
– This does not apply to:
-passengers younger than 8 years;
– passengers arriving from or who have transited through Andorra, Cyprus, Georgia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Fed., Spain or United Kingdom with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival;
– asymptomatic passengers arriving from Kuwait.
6. Passengers who have transited for more than 4 hours through Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Russian Fed., Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense.
– This does not apply to:
-passengers younger than 8 years;
– passengers who have transited through Andorra, Cyprus, Georgia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Fed., Spain or United Kingdom with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival;
– asymptomatic passengers who have transited through Kuwait.
7. Passengers are subject to medical screening; and
– could be subject to COVID-19 test and quarantine.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Entry is permitted for anyone holding an Iranian passport or a valid visa. Arrivals who are exempt from any entry bans must have a valid health certificate containing a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken within 96 hours of entry, and no self-isolation or quarantine is required.

Non-nationals without a certificate will be denied entry. Nationals will be directed to quarantine locations for 14 days and will cover associated medical and accommodation costs.

Iran has also decided to bar travellers from India and Pakistan from Sunday midnight (26/04/2021)
 

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.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/iran/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co