Travel restrictions to Iran

Last updated: 26 April 2023

Who can travel?

  • Open to citizens and residents of Iran
  • Open to citizens and residents * of the United Arab Emirates
  • Open to all visitors subject to meeting the entry requirements

*Subject to entry requirements.

What do you need to travel?

All passengers travelling to Iran must have:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; OR
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test result certificate from a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.

This does not apply to citizens of Iran and passengers below 12 years old.

Citizens of Iran could be subject to a COVID-19 test and quarantine upon arrival at their own expense.

E-visas can be obtained before departure at Passengers must have an e-visa confirmation and return/onward tickets.

Passengers can check the status of the e-visas issued by Iran online via or scan the QR code on the top-left of the visa page. The visa status must show “issued” for passengers to be accepted.

The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

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