New Rules of Traveling to Iran during COVID-19 (2021-2022)

This post has been updated in March 2022

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New Regulations on Traveling to Iran for Tourists

After about 20 months of suspension of the Iran tourist visa, Iran has reinstated the issuance of the tourist visa on October 23, 2021.

According to the new rules of traveling to Iran, entry and exit of passengers (group and individual), including Iranian and foreign nationals from/to the Iran land and air borders, are possible by presenting a vaccine card, and observing protocols and instructions approved by the Iran Ministry of Health from October 23, 2021.

The General Instructions of the New Regulations on Traveling to Iran during COVID-19

1- Tourists who have at least received two doses of the corona vaccine can travel to Iran.

2- The entry of tourists from the origin of high-risk countries, which the World Health Organization has announced, is prohibited.

3- If there is a change in the corona outbreaks trend in neighboring countries requiring bans reinforcement on passenger traffic, these restrictions will apply.

4- Monitoring the tourist facilities, including hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, etc., to comply with the declared health protocols is also on the agenda of the relevant institutions.

5- All employees and service providers in tourist facilities, centers, and pilgrimage sites and the tour guides must receive the corona vaccination card.

You can find detailed information on the new rules of traveling to Iran in the following sections.

New Regulations for Tourists Entering Iran from the Air Borders

All passengers over 12 years old can travel to Iran by presenting a COVID vaccination certificate (at least two doses) in English, that the last dose belongs to at least 14 days ago, and travel insurance that covers COVID. According to this announcement, passengers entering Iran no longer need to submit a negative PCR test result.

Also, the following regulations are for entering from the air borders.

1- If a tourist has symptoms of illness upon arrival, he or she will be quarantined at specific accommodation centers. These centers are designed to quarantine tourists who enter the country through the air borders and have symptoms of diseases.

2- In addition, temporary quarantine spaces have been provided at the airports of the touristic provinces (Tehran, Fars, Isfahan, Khorasan Razavi, East Azerbaijan, and Hormozgan provinces). From these temporary quarantine places, the passengers are transferred to designated quarantine centers. Notably, all costs of PCR test and quarantine in Iran are borne by the tourist and paid through insurance coverage.

Regulations for Tourists Entering Iran from Land Borders

According to the new rules of traveling to Iran, passengers can enter Iran through the following land borders.

  • The borders of Shalamcheh, Mehran, Bashmaq, Parviz Khan, and Tamarchin, between Iran and Iraq
  • Bazargan and Sarv borders between Iran and Turkey
  • Borders of Poldasht and Jolfa, between Iran and Nakhchivan
  • Norduz border between Iran and Armenia
  • The borders of Pileh Savar and Astara between Iran and Azerbaijan
  • Dogharoon and Milk borders between Iran and Afghanistan
  • The Mirjaveh border between Iran and Pakistan

Intensification of health care at the authorized land borders and increase of specialized human resources to perform diagnostic tests for Covid-19 disease are applied to protect international tourists and Iranian citizens.

 Also, in border health care centers, foreign tourists who have symptoms of the disease despite having a vaccine card are prevented from entering Iran.

What Happens If A Foreign Tourist Get COVID in Iran

According to the new rules of traveling to Iran, if the traveler’s PCR diagnostic test is positive in Iran, the tourist must quarantine at the accommodation centers at his/her own expense. And he\she must remain there until the PCR test goes negative again.

As mentioned, all costs of PCR test and quarantine accommodation in Iran are borne by the tourist, which is paid through insurance coverage.

If the traveler cannot go through the 14-day quarantine process, his/her departure from Iran will be facilitated as much as possible.

Finally, if you have any questions about the new rules of traveling to Iran during COVID-19, please contact us. Besides, we answer your questions in the comment section of this page.

Of course, we will mention any changes in the new regulations of traveling to Iran on this page and in the news section of the Legendaryiran website. So, stay with us.

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