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Iran travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 01.07.2020
Iran Air resumes Karachi service from July 2020

Published on 22.06.2020
Iran Air adds Manchester service from July 2020

Flight Restrictions

published 22.05.2020
Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Israel.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Israel.
– passengers with an entry approval issued by the Population and Immigration Authority of Israel.

Quarantine

No confirmed reports of Iran quarantining foreigners or its own citizens.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due to P. vivax and very limited risk due to P. falciparum exist from March through November
in rural areas of the provinces of Hormozgan and Kerman (tropical part) and the southern part of Sistan and
Baluchestan.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

Other country requirement(s) (2018)
Proof of polio vaccination between 4 weeks and 12 months prior to arrival to Iran is required for all travellers
of all ages arriving from a polio-endemic country (Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan). If such a certificate cannot
be presented, travellers will receive a dose of polio vaccine at entry.

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  • Iran Flights to Turkey will likely be resumed on June 20. (Xinhua, 14.06.2020)
    Only non-Iranians are able to depart from Iran via a very few airlines (Qatar Airways, Iran Air and Mahan).

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    International restrictions:

    Some airlines are no longer flying in and out of Iran and many neighbouring countries have closed their borders or started monitoring travellers from Iran. There may be further measures introduced at short notice. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities, and keep up to date with information on the impact on any existing travel plans. A self-declaration form should be completed upon arrival.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Some health measures have been put in place in parts of Iran, including temporary closures of schools, universities and public events. There are reports of imposed travel restrictions in several provinces, including to important tourism and pilgrimage areas.

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    28.06.2020
  • Iran Flights to Turkey will likely be resumed on June 20. (Xinhua, 14.06.2020)
    Only non-Iranians are able to depart from Iran via a very few airlines (Qatar Airways, Iran Air and Mahan).

    1. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a normal passport, passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport and passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport are no longer visa exempt. However, they can obtain a visa on arrival.
    2. Passengers must go through medical screening upon arrival and are subject to be tested for COVID-19 and to quarantine.
    3. A completed self-declaration form concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Based on the travel advisory restriction issued by United Arab Emirates Government, nationals of United Arab Emirates are not allowed to travel to Iran.
    5. A special permission through email specialpermissions@cao.ir is required for international flights to use all international airports.

    All neighbouring countries to Iran – aside from Afghanistan – have closed joint borders, and a number of countries have banned flights from Iran.

    Internal restrictions:

    The ban on inter-city travel has been lifted, and those businesses judged to pose only a ‘medium risk’ of spreading the coronavirus have been allowed to reopen. This excludes gyms, restaurants, shopping malls and Tehran’s grand bazaar
    Universities, schools, cultural and sports centres will remain closed.

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Museums and historical sites across Iran will reopen to the public on Sunday 24 May. All government employees working from home must return to their offices on May 30. Limited reopening of holy sites after Eid al-Fitr. (Times of Israel, 23.05.2020)

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    15.06.2020
  • Iran Government announces further relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown measures (Times of Israel, 23.05.2020) Only non-Iranians are able to depart from Iran via a very few airlines (Qatar Airways, Iran Air and Mahan). 1. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a normal passport, passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport and passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport are no longer visa exempt. However, they can obtain a visa on arrival. 2. Passengers must go through medical screening upon arrival and are subject to be tested for COVID-19 and to quarantine. 3. A completed self-declaration form concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) must be presented upon arrival. 4. Based on the travel advisory restriction issued by United Arab Emirates Government, nationals of United Arab Emirates are not allowed to travel to Iran. 5. A special permission through email specialpermissions@cao.ir is required for international flights to use all international airports. All neighbouring countries to Iran – aside from Afghanistan – have closed joint borders, and a number of countries have banned flights from Iran.

    Internal restrictions:

    The ban on inter-city travel has been lifted, and those businesses judged to pose only a ‘medium risk’ of spreading the coronavirus have been allowed to reopen. This excludes gyms, restaurants, shopping malls and Tehran’s grand bazaar Universities, schools, cultural and sports centres will remain closed. Relaxation to restrictions: Museums and historical sites across Iran will reopen to the public on Sunday 24 May. All government employees working from home must return to their offices on May 30. Limited reopening of holy sites after Eid al-Fitr. (Times of Israel, 23.05.2020)

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    30.05.2020
  • Iran Only non-Iranians are able to depart from Iran via a very few airlines (Qatar Airways, Iran Air and Mahan). 1. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a normal passport, passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport and passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport are no longer visa exempt. However, they can obtain a visa on arrival. 2. Passengers must go through medical screening upon arrival and will be subject to be tested for COVID-19 and to be placed in quarantine. 3. A completed self-declaration form concerning COVID-19 must be presented upon arrival. 4. Based on the travel advisory restriction issued by UAE Government, nationals of UAE are not allowed to travel to Iran. IranAir has suspended all flights to and from European destinations until further notice. All flights from mainland China are banned until further notice. All neighbouring countries to Iran – aside from Afghanistan – have closed joint borders, and a number of countries have banned flights from Iran.

    Internal restrictions:

    The ban on inter-city travel has been lifted, and those businesses judged to pose only a ‘medium risk’ of spreading the coronavirus have been allowed to reopen. This excludes gyms, restaurants, shopping malls and Tehran’s grand bazaar Universities, schools, cultural and sports centres will remain closed. Relaxation to restrictions: Museums and historical sites across Iran will reopen to the public on Sunday 24 May. All government employees working from home must return to their offices on May 30. Limited reopening of holy sites after Eid al-Fitr. (Times of Israel, 23.05.2020)

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    24.05.2020
  • Iran Only non-Iranians are able to depart from Iran via a very few airlines (Qatar Airways, Iran Air and Mahan).

    1. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a normal passport, passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport and passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport are no longer visa exempt. However, they can obtain a visa on arrival.
    2. Passengers must go through medical screening upon arrival and will be subject to be tested for COVID-19 and to be placed in quarantine.
    3. A completed self-declaration form concerning COVID-19 must be presented upon arrival.
    4. Based on the travel advisory restriction issued by UAE Government, nationals of UAE are not allowed to travel to Iran.

    IranAir has suspended all flights to and from European destinations until further notice. All flights from mainland China are banned until further notice. All neighbouring countries to Iran – aside from Afghanistan – have closed joint borders, and a number of countries have banned flights from Iran.

    Internal restrictions:

    The ban on inter-city travel has been lifted, and those businesses judged to pose only a ‘medium risk’ of spreading the coronavirus have been allowed to reopen. This excludes gyms, restaurants, shopping malls and Tehran’s grand bazaar
    Universities, schools, cultural and sports centres will remain closed.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [WFP Sources]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://ir.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/iran]
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