English  |  سۆرانی  |  بادینی            

Iraqis traveling abroad should have COVID-19 vaccination certificate

  2021-07-26  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Passengers wearing protective masks queue for check-in at the departure hall after the reopening of Baghdad International Airport, where flights halted due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Baghdad, Iraq July 23, 2020. Photo by Reuters
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Iraqis should present a coronavirus vaccination certificate in order to travel abroad starting in October, Iraq’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Sunday (July 25).

The new instruction was decided during a meeting by the federal Council of Ministers on June 8, obliging people to present a certificate showing they are vaccinated against the COVID-19, in addition to the requirements of the country to which you want to travel, CAA Chief Nael Saad Abdul Hadi said.

The new directive will exclude those have special cases that prevent him from being vaccinated or infected by the disease in a three-month past period and should bring a negative PCR test that proves they were not infected with COVID-19 as they depart, Abdul Hadi said. 

The COVID-19-related cases continue to record all-time highs in Iraq. 

On Sunday, the Iraqi health ministry registered 9,147 coronavirus-related officially-recorded cases, 8,292 recoveries and 55 deaths, as well as 73,144 people were inoculated in the past 24 hours.

Overall, there have been 1,552,648 infections, 1,411,029 recoveries and 18,287 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic in Iraq in early march 2020.

1,326,225 have also vaccinated against the contagious disease in the country. 

(Zhyan English)