COVID-19: New government measures

Position, 01.03.2021

The Authorities in the Kurdistan Regional Government has imposed additional COVID-19 measures as of 24 February 2021. Officials have banned entry into the region from other Iraqi governorates until further notice. The measure exempts diplomats, government officials, and individuals working for international organizations.

Airports in the region remain operational with certain restrictions. All inbound and outbound traveller must prove that they tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours before their flight. All incoming passengers are required to quarantine for at least 14 days (exceptions apply).

The Embassy urges its citizens to observe the hygiene recommendations of the WHO, practice social distancing and follow the instructions of the authorities and abide by the measures taken.

For further information:

FDFA Travel Advice, Focus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Recommendations by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

FAQ of the FDFA