By John Lee.
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has chaired a meeting of the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety in Baghdad.
The committee decided that all arriving passengers, including Iraqi nationals, must hold a Covid-19 vaccination certificate.
It also decided to end the exemption for umrah pilgrims from the requirement to have a Covid-19 international vaccination certificate.
Travelers must also have had a negative PCR test within 72 hours before entering Iraq (excluding those who are unable to prove that for health reasons).
(Source: Iraqi Govt)
Iraq is behind the curve on this just as EU countries are shelving Covid restrictions (apart from the Socialist led countries) and the WHO says International Travel restrictions should be dropped and proof of vaccination not necessarily needed.