Iran travel requirements During Covid Pandemic
Iran travel Covid Imam Khomeini International Airport

COVID-19 Travel Regulations for Iran (UPDATE)

25th of May 2022


Iran travel regulations have been updated and entering the country can now be made easier by the new rules and regulation set up by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts.

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Ministry, Mr. Ali Asghar Shalbafian, said: “According to Iran’s National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control,

Travelers and tourists can currently travel to Iran presenting either a double vaccination certificate or a negative corona test (PCR).”

Previously, foreign tourists could enter the country if they provided both a vaccination certificate and a negative result of the Corona test.

Now, to facilitate the entry and exit of foreign tourists from the air, land, and sea borders, both Iranian citizens, as well as citizens of countries that are not among the high-risk countries, can have only one of the two conditions to get an Iran visa. All passengers over the age of 12 can now present a vaccination certificate of COVID-19 in English showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, or a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. For those under the age of 12, neither a vaccination certificate nor PCR test is required.

Since March 2020, Iran’s borders were closed to the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After 20 months of suspension, Iran’s borders were reopened on 27th October 2021, so that foreign nationals were able to apply for an Iran tourist visa. From late October until the time being, Iran has experienced a 10 percent increase in foreign tourist arrivals.

Now that the coronavirus pandemic has been almost under control, it is anticipated that Iran’s travel and tourism industry experiences considerable growth until the end of the year. Nearly 78.16 percent (equal to 64,487,631 people) of Iran’s population have been vaccinated and hopefully, Iran is safe for tourists and travelers who are planning to visit Iran.


So the last requirements for entering the country is a s below:

  • either a double vaccination certificate or a negative corona test (PCR) at most 72 hours before departure


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