The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq reduced travel restrictions to and from India on Aug. 31.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals who have visited India on or after July 1 may now enter the Kurdistan Region if they:
    • Present a negative PCR test and conduct an additional test upon arrival.
    • Quarantine for 14 days at a government determined location.
  • All individuals traveling to or from India through the Kurdistan Region must pay for the PCR test and quarantine.

Additional Information: The KRG has yet to provide information on whether or not Indian nationals will be allowed to enter the region.

BAL Analysis: All individuals traveling through the Kurdistan Region should be prepared to present negative PCR test results, conduct an additional PCR test and undergo a 14-day quarantine. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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