US To Iraq Travel Restrictions, Flights News & Travel Ban In 2021 – Advisory & Requirements

This page was last updated on 03 November, 2021.


At a Glance

Most travelers from United States are allowed to enter Iraq, but there are restrictions.
Source: Iraqi Government

Iraq: Open for Travel

Travel is allowed with restrictions
Most travelers are allowed to enter Iraq. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Source: Iraqi Government


No quarantine required
Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Iraq.

Source: US Embassy – Iraq

COVID-19 test required

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival
Travelers may be required to pay in cash for COVID-19 test on arrival.

Source: Iraqi Government

Masks are required

Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks in all public places and on public transportation.

Source: Iraqi Government

Required Documents for your Trip

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Travelers must have a valid vaccination certificate showing they have had the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Details and Exemptions:Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

Source: US Embassy – Iraq
Proof of negative COVID-19 test results before arrival
Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be issued a maximum of 72 hours before departure to Iraq.

Details and Exemptions:Travelers to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region are required to bring a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, unless they are fully vaccinated. The test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure.
Travelers arriving without a negative test result will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test, at their own cost, at the Kurdistan Region airports.

Source: US Embassy – Iraq