Data Last Updated: October 05, 2020
Iran has removed the ability to get a tourist visa on arrival at this time, thus not making it possible to travel as a tourist.
Travelers entering for other purposes who can obtain a visa need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 96 hours prior to arrival. Travelers who do not have a certificate are subject to 14 day quarantine on arrival.
More details are on the Iran eVisa website
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic and the WHO instructions on unnecessary trips, the Tourist and Pilgrimage visa options have been removed from the e-visa list until further notice. Needless to say that a notification will be sent out once things go back to normal and the aforementioned visas are granted again on the Iran eVisa Website
Iranian authorities closed public institutions in Tehran from Oct. 3 – Oct. 9 as part of the country’s efforts to combat a recent surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.
The closure includes schools, places of worship, libraries, museums, theaters, gyms, cafes, reception halls, zoos, swimming pools, and hair salons. All social gatherings, including Friday prayers, are prohibited in Tehran for the duration of the measure. Authorities also announced that they plan to increase enforcement of health protocols, such as mandatory protective face coverings in public. Individuals who violate the mask mandate may be subject to fines. Businesses that violate health protocols may face closure.
Authorities have banned all large gatherings nationwide, including weddings and funeral wakes, in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry of Health has divided the country into "white," "yellow," and "red" zones depending on the COVID-19 fatality rate and extent of the outbreak, with white being the lowest threat. Zones with more than three COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population are categorized as red, while white zones have less than one. As of Oct. 3, authorities had classified 26 of the country's 31 provinces as red.
Airlines & Transport
Effective 5 August 2020, all passengers regardless of point of origin or nationality must complete the COVID-19 screening self-declaration form and present it to the health representatives on arrival.
All passengers, including Iranian nationals, who are over two years old must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued no later than 96 hours before departure. The certificate is mandatory to be accepted on the flight.
All passengers arriving in Tehran will undergo thermal screening, and suspected COVID-19 cases will be isolated, regardless of their negative test result certificate.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Information for Non-Tourists
Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival.
Nationals of Iran arriving without a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.
24,158Cases Per Million
Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
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