Iran has recently started welcoming back tourists vaccinated against COVID-19. Since November 1, 2021, Iran’s land, sea, and air borders have been open to international visitors with proof of vaccination. Therefore, eligible travelers can now apply for an Iran visa online and visit the country for tourism, business and medical purposes. Travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can enter the country with fewer travel restrictions and do not need to quarantine. A list of approved vaccines in Iran and vaccine certificate requirements are provided on this page.


COVID-19 vaccines required for traveling to Iran

Foreign travelers can now enter Iran provided they have proof of vaccination. They must have received the second dose of vaccination at least 14 days before traveling to Iran.

Travelers must bring the vaccination certificate when entering Iran.


Which COVID-19 vaccines are approved in Iran?

The following COVID-19 vaccines are approved in Iran:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Sinopharm
  • Sputnik
  • Sinovac
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer
  • Janssen (Johnson and Johnson)

So all these COVID-19 vaccines are accepted as proof of Immunity in Iran. All travelers must have received all the required doses of an approved vaccine for Iran to qualify as fully vaccinated.

approved vaccines in Iran

COVID-19 vaccination certificate for traveling to Iran: Requirements

To be valid, the vaccine certificate must:

  • Have a QR code
  • Be approved by authorities in the departure country
  • Show full vaccination with one of the vaccines approved in Iran
  • Show the dates of vaccination (final dose at least 14 days before arrival)

In addition to accepted vaccine certification, travelers must bring COVID-19 self declaration form when entering Iran. 

There are other travel restrictions for Iran during COVID-19. Visitors should check the latest information and comply with all entry requirements.


Do I need to take a COVID-19 test before traveling to Iran?

Besides the COVID-19 vaccination, all visitors must have a negative PCR test taken at least 72 hours prior to departure. Moreover, due to the emergence of COVID-19 variants in certain parts of the world, travelers to Iran may be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival.


Can I travel to Iran without a COVID-19 vaccine?

No, international travelers must have COVID-19 vaccine to enter Iran.

During the coronavirus pandemic, a number of travel and entry restrictions for Iran have been introduced to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Now, with the arrival of vaccines for COVID-19, it is mandatory for all visitors to have the right vaccinations for Iran before traveling to the country.

Covid-19 required vaccines in Iran

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