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Covid-19 testing needed before you travel to Kurdistan: ministry

  2021-06-15  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Passengers travel through Sulaimani International Airport wearing masks, March 15, 2020. Photos: Sulaimani International Airport
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Tourists and travelers going to the Kurdistan Region have to undergo Covid-19 tests before entry at the airports and border crossings, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (June 15) in line with the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) latest guidance.

The new decision exempts those who have a negative Covid-19 test no older than 48 hours and arrivals holding vaccination certificates showing they been vaccinated twice, the ministry said in a statement.

Kurdistan Region on Monday (June 14) logged 613 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths, and 612 recoveries.

Overall, there have been 177,272 officially logged cases. 165,684 have recovered and 4,373 have died.

Iraq’s Ministry of Health and Environment on Friday (April 9) issued new directives to bar people from taking flights without being vaccinates against the COVID-19 and warned to shut down private health centers and public places if their employees are not inoculated.

(Zhyan English)