Iran visa issuance resumed in late October 2021
By the order of the President, the issuance of tourist visas and the flow of foreign tourists from land and air borders were resumed from October 26, 2021, following 19 months of suspension and strict government measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Iran visitors must be vaccinated or COVID-free
Inbound passengers must provide proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test to enter Iran.
In line with the latest instructions of the Ministry of Health, all non-Iranian travelers older than 12 years of age entering the country must show a negative coronavirus PCR test result, issued at most 96 hours before arrival, along with a complete vaccination certificate.
Without a negative PCR test and a coronavirus vaccine certificate, a suspicious passenger will never be allowed to enter the country.
A negative COVID-19 test or vaccination certificate is also required for travelers who want to stay in accommodation centers including hotels, motels, guesthouses, and eco-lodge units.
Foreign tourists must buy COVID insurance
In addition to providing proof of vaccination or a mandatory negative PCR test certificate, international travelers visiting Iran must buy coronavirus insurance from authorized companies and if they suffer from the pandemic in Iran, they will be provided with a place and treatment for 14 days.
Coronavirus insurance differs from the routine insurance coverage purchased by all tourists before the coronavirus era.
Detailed Travel Advisory
1. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
2. Passengers entering or transiting through Iran, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English or approved by an Iranian consulate.
3. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
-This does not apply to:
– passengers 12 years and younger.
4. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival when arriving from Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Rep., Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea (Dem. People’s Rep.), Kosovo, Latvia, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldovia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, North Macedonia (Rep.), Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, USA, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam or Yemen.
– This does not apply to passengers 12 years and younger.
5. Passengers could be subject to the COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense.
6. Nationals and residents of Iran arriving from or who have transited through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days at a hotel in the airport.
7. Passengers must complete a “Self-declaration Form” before arrival
8. E-visas can be obtained before departure. Passengers must have an e-visa confirmation.