Iraq bans travel to 20 countries due to mutated coronavirus strain

MENA

Published: 2021-01-14 15:04

Last Updated: 2021-01-14 15:14


Iraq bans travel to 20 countries due to mutated coronavirus strain
Iraq bans travel to 20 countries due to mutated coronavirus strain

Thursday, Iraq announced that a travel ban will be imposed across 20 countries where the new coronavirus strain is prevalent.

The Iraqi Aviation Authority said that it had received instructions from the Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety to prevent Iraqis from traveling to the countries in which the new strain of coronavirus appeared, namely:

  • Britain
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Luxembourg
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Brazil
  • America
  • India
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • Zambia

They added that the travel ban excludes diplomats, official delegations, embassy employees, international organization employees, and experts working in service projects, provided that they have a viable PCR test result 72 hours before entering Iraq.

The authority said that Iraq will adopt the principle of reciprocity with non-domestic airlines in imposing fees related to PCR tests for passengers on their flights.