Today, Thursday, the Civil Aviation Authority in Iraq announced that it directed airlines operating on its territory to prevent Iraqi citizens from traveling to the countries where the new strain of Corona virus appeared.
The authority stated in a press release, that “the travel ban included Britain, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain, Brazil, America, India, Australia, Japan, South Africa, Zambia, as well as preventing entry to arrivals from it (with the exception of Iraqis and compulsory quarantine for a period of 14 days. ”
She added: “Iraqis returning from these countries are not allowed to mix with others until it is proven that they do not have the disease through a PCR examination for a period of two weeks, and until the global and regional situation becomes clear for the spread of this new strain.”
And she added, “All of (diplomats, holders of diplomatic passports, official government delegations, workers in embassies, international organizations and experts working on service projects) are excluded from the entry ban, provided that they bring a PCR examination within 72 hours before entering Iraq.
The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority confirmed the adoption of the principle of reciprocity with non-local airlines in imposing fees for PCR checks for travelers.