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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Iran
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Iran
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Sistan-e Balochistan


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions (air, land and sea borders, flight restrictions etc.)
- Iran has suspended flights from Botswana, Brazil, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, India, Iraq, Ireland, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, South Africa, Slovakia and Zambia. Passengers who have been to any of these countries in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Iran will also be barred from entering the country.
- Ground traffic between Iraq and Iran remain suspended, except for trade and freight traffic. The Chazabeh, Shalamcheh (both Khuzestan province) and Mehran (Ilam province) border crossings with Iraq have been closed until further notice.
- There are also reports of border crossings being closed in West Azerbaijan and Kermanshah provinces.
- Borders with all other neighbouring countries, excluding Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, are closed.
- Turkmenistan has opened the border with Iran for commercial traffic only.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- All arriving passengers, including Iranian nationals, and children over eight years of age must carry a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result certificate issued no later than 96 hours before departure.
- Non-Iranian citizens without a negative PCR certificate will not be allowed to enter the country.
- Iranian nationals without a negative PCR certificate can take a test upon arrival, and wait at a designated hotel for 48 hours until the result is available. They would have to cover the costs of the test and hotel stay.
- Upon arrival, travelers from, or have transited for more than 4 hours in, the following countries are required to undergo an additional PCR test at the airport at their own cost: Albania, Andorra, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia, Colombia, Egypt, Ecuador, Hungary, Jordan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Lebanon, Malta, Moldavia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Palestine, St. Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Sweden, Syria, Tanzania and UAE.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?

- Arriving travellers will be required to quarantine for 14 days if they display symptoms during the health screening on arrival.
- Iranian nationals can quarantine at home. Non-Iranian nationals will be quarantined at a designated hotel selected by the Ministry of Health.
(Until further notice)
Documentation required
All incoming passengers are required to complete a health self-declaration form (https://www.ikac.ir/Portals/5/news/%D9%81%D8%B1%D9%85%20%D8%BA%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%DA%AF%D8%B1%DB%8C.pdf) and present it to the health representatives on arrival.
(until further notice)
These open data have been gathered from complementary and publicly available sources and is intended for information purposes only. No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked websites. Please be reminded that due to the sanctions in place on the country, travel to Iran should be undertaken in compliance within any regulatory restrictions applicable to you; you should consider obtaining your own independent legal advice prior to travel if in doubt.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions (air, land and sea borders, flight restrictions etc.)
- All neighbouring countries, excluding Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, have closed their borders with Iran.
- Turkmenistan has opened the border with Iran for commercial traffic only.
- Several countries have banned flights from Iran.
(until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
Departing passengers might be required to undergo a PCR test, check with airline to enquire about their regulations as well as destination country's requirement.
(until further notice)
These open data have been gathered from complementary and publicly available sources and is intended for information purposes only. No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked websites. Please be reminded that due to the sanctions in place on the country, travel to Iran should be undertaken in compliance within any regulatory restrictions applicable to you; you should consider obtaining your own independent legal advice prior to travel if in doubt.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(until further notice)
Restrictions on internal travel
• What restrictions are in place
Cities are divided into 'red zones' (high-risk areas), 'orange zones' (medium-risk areas) and 'yellow zones' (low-risk areas). The alert level corresponds to curfew and restriction of movement measures, openings/closures of private and public places and is subject to a weekly review. Any travel between the affected cities by private car is suspended.
(until further notice)
These open data have been gathered from complementary and publicly available sources and is intended for information purposes only. No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked websites. Please be reminded that due to the sanctions in place on the country, travel to Iran should be undertaken in compliance within any regulatory restrictions applicable to you; you should consider obtaining your own independent legal advice prior to travel if in doubt.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsThese open data have been gathered from complementary and publicly available sources and is intended for information purposes only. No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked websites. Please be reminded that due to the sanctions in place on the country, travel to Iran should be undertaken in compliance within any regulatory restrictions applicable to you; you should consider obtaining your own independent legal advice prior to travel if in doubt.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Iran

COVID-19 information for Iran

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Iran has a generally stable security environment. Political and socio-economic protests and associated localised unrest occur occasionally; the security forces possess the capability and intent to quell any disturbances fast and effectively. Levels of petty and violent crime are low, but are higher in poorer areas of major cities. There are also security risks – including banditry and kidnapping – associated with arms and narcotics smugglers along parts of the country's borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan. There is a latent risk of terrorism, demonstrated by the June 2017 twin attacks in the capital Tehran that killed 17 people and injured 40 others, for which the extremist Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility.

Despite its relatively benign security environment, travel to Iran is made more complex due to sanctions against it. In May 2018, the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, known as the ‘Iran nuclear deal') and announced that it would re-impose nuclear-related sanctions. Individuals should consult with legal counsel on the implications of sanctions prior to any travel.

In addition, foreign personnel should observe local cultural and religious sensitivities with regard to dress and behaviour. Visitors may be stopped and questioned by security personnel at any time and should always carry identification, though the police are generally friendly and helpful.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Iran
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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