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Iran Lifts Covid-Related Travel Bans

Iran Lifts Covid-Related Travel Bans
Iran Lifts Covid-Related Travel Bans

Flights to and from all foreign countries is now permitted, provided passengers comply with conditions set by the National Coronavirus Headquarters, the spokesperson of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization announced on Wednesday.
“As per the coronavirus headquarters’ decision, all air passengers above the age of 12 need to have received at least two doses of Covid-19 vaccines and carry a negative PCR test translated in English,” Mir-Akbar Razavi was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
The official noted that PCR tests should be taken within 72 hours of boarding a plane and a second vaccination dose at least a fortnight earlier.   
Iran banned travel from several countries throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Last December, Iranian authorities prohibited travel from several European countries due to the highly contagious Omicron variant. 
Iran’s vaccination campaign gained momentum following the inauguration of President Ebrahim Raisi in August. More than 75% of the population have now been vaccinated, Al-Monitor wrote.
Middle Eastern states have come up with mixed response over the vaccination of arriving foreigners. Some require proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 to get into the country. The UAE, for instance, allows both vaccinated and non-vaccinated people to enter. 

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