Entry rules in response to coronavirus
All travellers entering Iraq from China must provide proof of a PCR test conducted in the previous 72 hours. The Iraqi CAA have medical teams deployed to all civil airports to screen travellers. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the Iraqi authorities.
Check with your airline for further information.
Regular entry requirements
You may be eligible to obtain a visit visa on arrival in Iraq. Check visa requirements with the Iraqi Embassy in London or the Iraqi Consulate in Manchester before you travel.
The government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has introduced a new e-visa process. You can find the details and apply on the e-visa portal of the Kurdistan Region Government. Visas on arrival are no longer available. If you arrive without a visa, you will need to apply and pay online before being allowed to leave the airport. This is valid for travel in the KRI only.
Make sure you have the right documents when you arrive in Iraq, including Weapon Authority Cards (WAC) if you are carrying weapons.
Foreign nationals have been arrested for failing to provide the correct documentation when requested. For more information contact the Iraqi Embassy in London.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Iraq.
Yellow fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.
If you remain in the country for more than 10 days without extending your visa, you’ll need to get an exit stamp to leave the country.
Your sponsor (for example the company you work for) must apply for the exit visa to the Residency and Immigration Office, which is part of the Ministry of Interior. Your sponsor will need to submit letters to the Immigration Office stating the start and end date of employment.
All visitors to Iraq, with the exception of those travelling on a tourist visa, must have a blood test for HIV and hepatitis within 10 days of arrival. The test must then be repeated every 90 days while you’re in Iraq. Guidance on where to go for the blood test is available at the airport when you arrive.