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The Latest COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Iran

General COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Iran

Iran is open for tourism, and flights have resumed. However, some COVID-19 restrictions to travel to Iran are still in place.

Travel Restrictions in Iran

  • Entry for Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
  • Tourist Entry: Allowed
  • Testing: Negative PCR test required only for unvaccinated passengers
  • Quarantine Required: No

Local Restrictions in Iran

  • Lockdown in Effect: No
  • Events: Partial
  • Transport: Operational
  • Shopping: Open
  • Restaurants: Open

Detailed COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Iran

Update 22.May.2022

1. Vaccinated travelers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Therefore, fully vaccinated passengers are not required to submit a PCR test in advance of arrival.

2. Unvaccinated passengers over the age of 12 are still required to submit a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Iran. The test result must be in English with a QR code or approved by an Iranian consulate.

3. Travelers could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense if the COVID test result is positive.

4. Passengers must complete a “Self-declaration Form” before arrival.

5. Passengers must have an e-visa confirmation.

Do I Need A COVID-19 Test To Fly To Iran?

Due to the latest regulations of entering Iran, passengers may enter Iran through air, land and sea borders presenting a certificate of injection of 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine OR a negative PCR test. In other words, fully vaccinated travelers are not required to submit negative PCR test result. But, unvaccinated travelers must still present a negative PCR test result. The coronavirus test medical certificate has to be issued no more than 96 hours before the flight to Iran.

Coronavirus testing on arrival in Iran

Travelers could be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense if the COVID test result is positive.

Iran Airport COVID-19 Procedures

Temperature checks are in place at airports in Iran. In addition, travelers are required to wear a face mask at all times in the airport terminal.

Passengers are also asked to maintain a safe distance between themselves and others, especially when boarding and disembarking the aircraft.

At the Iranian airports, passengers arriving from overseas will be asked to present the COVID-19 vaccination certificate or COVID-19 negative PCR test result, and valid travel insurance.

Iran COVID-19 Visa Suspensions Lifted

Iran tourist visa, suspended due to COVID-19, set to resume from 1st of November 2021.

Applying for an Iran Visa During COVID-19

Iran is open to tourism, and the Iranian government is now issuing visas. The safest way to obtain a visa during the pandemic is by using the Iran e-visa system.

Activity Restrictions in Iran

Iranians and foreigners currently in Iran have to respect activity limitations designed to minimize contagion risk.

It is mandatory to wear face masks in enclosed public places.

Measures and restrictions are in place in Iran, including temporary closure of non-essential businesses and shrines, and cancellation of some public events.

Iran COVID-19 Travel Advice

After coronavirus cases were reported in Iran, COVID-19 testing and quarantine facilities have been set up at hospitals across Iran. Foreigners in the country should follow this travel advisory for Iran. 

  • Avoid large gatherings of people
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after contact with others
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Try to maintain a distance of at least a meter between yourself and strangers when out in public

Wrapping it up

Iran is quite simply one of the most fascinating countries you can visit on holiday. During your trip to Iran, you will find yourself in colorful architecture, great history, fascinating culture and friendly locals who will leave a strong impression on you long after you’ve left the country.

Do you have any suggestions or want to share your experiences on what to do when in Iran? Do comment down below; we would love to hear all about it!

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