COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 06 October 2022

COVID-19 Information (for updated information visit the CDC.gov)

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens?  U.S. citizens may enter Iraq with a valid visa and a certificate of vaccination showing at least two doses of one of the COVID-19 vaccines or a negative PCR test.
  • Government of Iraq Coronavirus Webpage
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  Not if the passenger presents a certificate of vaccination.  Yes, if not vaccinated – only PCR accepted.
    • The PCR results must be completed within 72 hours prior to travel to Iraq.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  No.

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No, unless they show COVID-19 symptoms.

 COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Iraq?  Yes.
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours?  Yes.
  • Test results are generally provided in hard copy and electronic formats and may be available in English and Arabic.
  • Public hospitals throughout Iraq are offering COVID-19 testing.  In addition, the following private labs can do same-day PCR testing results and are authorized by the Government of Iraq to provide tests to those intending to travel
  • Testing Facilities:
    • The Al-Istishari Medical Lab
      • Located next to Al-Yarmook Hospital emergency entrance, Al Qadisiyah area, Baghdad
      • Phone: +964-771-100-0881
      • Hours: Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 am, Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Al Nukhba Medical Lab
      • Three locations:
        • Palestine Street, near Al Nukhba college
        • Karradah – Al Wathiq Sq – next to Dar Al Najat Hospital
        • Al Jadiriyah – near University of Baghdad – next to Zain company for telecommunication
        • Call Center Phone: +964-780-766-6111
        • Saturday to Thursday: from 8:00 am to 09:00 pm, Friday: from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
    • Iraqi Kurdistan Region
      • Mala Fandi Hospital
        • Located in 52 GQ, Highway 07, Erbil
        • Phone: +964-750-980-1376 or +964-760-449-6560
        • Hours: Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 am, Friday from 08:00 am to 02:00 pm

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Local Resources

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place?  No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  No.

Fines for Non-Compliance

  • Individuals not complying with curfew, social distancing, and/or masking requirements may be subject to fines.  Those not complying may be denied entry to the airport and/or boarding.