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New Arrivals to Iraq must have COVID Vaccination Cert

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 […]

Iraq Approves 40,000 Foreign Pilgrims for Arbaeen

By John Lee. Iraq's Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety has approved the entry of 30,000 thirty thousand visitors from Iran and 10,000 from the rest of the world to attend the Arbaeen pilgrimage later this month in Karbala. Visitors will be required to show evidence of negative PCR test for COVID conducted within […]

"No Foreign Pilgrims Allowed" in Iraq for Arbaeen

Baghdad has decided to bar all foreign pilgrims from visiting Iraq for this year's Arbaeen season due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, an Iranian deputy minister said. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari said he has been informed by Iran's ambassador to Baghdad about the […]

Video: Pilgrimage Continues despite Coronavirus

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has so far registered 214 coronavirus cases and 17 deaths. To prevent further spread of the virus, the government imposed a weeklong curfew in Baghdad and other cities and cancelled all domestic […]