Iraq Relaxes Visa Restrictions

By John Lee.

The Iraqi government has launched what it describes as "an exceptional programme" to lift the requirement to obtain entry visas prior to arrival in Iraq.

The new scheme will apply to citizens of:

  • Countries that are permanent members of the UN Security Council (USA, UK, France, the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China);
  • European Union countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands
  • Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland.

Citizens of these countries will be able to pay to obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq's airports and land and sea border crossings, but must comply with all Iraqi preventive health measures as decided by the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety.

Other countries may be added to the list based on Iraq's economic and other needs.

(Source: Govt of Iraq)

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One Response to Iraq Relaxes Visa Restrictions

  1. Ibn Al Iraq 24th March 2021 at 10:58 #


    More actions are required to provide assurances & comforts to local buisnesses & International investors too.

    We DO need Investments in various sectors fom the south to the north.

    Thanks to all efforts & supports