Iraqi Kurdistan is currently open to international travelers.
Where Can I Go?
Updated 19 January, 2021
This is your one stop shop for all Covid-19 travel updates for every destination we offer. We all know that travelling during these times is very difficult, but with light at the end of the tunnel and more countries starting to ease restrictions, here’s where we are and where we’re traveling to in the age of Covid.
Afghanistan is currently accepting international travelers and we are sporadically running small group and private tours there. A negative PCR test no older than 72 hours is required to show on arrival.
Point-of-entry screening has been introduced. If you show a temperature of more than 38ºC, you may be sent for isolation direct to one of 2 national hospitals (Kabul Infectious Disease and Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital in Kabul).
There is no quarantine in place for international arrivals.
Iraq has reopened its airports and is processing some visas. Tourists are welcome back to Iraqi Kurdistan however visas for southern Iraq are not currently being processed in Baghdad. It is possible however to apply at your nearest embassy directly with our support. Some embassies are issuing visas.
Individuals traveling to Iraq are required to carry out a PCR COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to the flight and should be prepared to present results at passport control.
Travelers arriving at Erbil International Airport can also choose to be tested on arrival for $50 USD.
Click here for more info on Iraq tours.
North Korea closed completely for International tourism in January 2020, and looks unlikely to reopen before the second quarter of 2021 at the earliest.
Click here for a full list of our 2021 / 2022 North Korea Tours.
Pakistan is now accepting flights at all international airports except Gwadar and Turbat.
Travelers arriving in Pakistan must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours of arrival and are subject to thermal screening.
There is no mandatory quarantine in place, however, travelers who have any symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever, cough, and breathing difficulty) will be allowed to proceed to their destination but will be required to have a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival.
Click here for more information on Pakistan tours.
Yemenia Airlines has suspended all international flights including the flight to Socotra from Cairo. Felix Airlines has resumed flights from Dubai but we will wait to see how reliable these are before running group tours.
Somalia is open and travelers flying to in will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 96 hours before travel.
Hargeisa International Airport has put in additional measures to screen passengers arriving by air, including temperature checks.
Travelers who do not have a COVID-19 negative test certificate are subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Somalia.
There is no quarantine with a negative test and normal travel is possible.
We have been successfully running normal trips to Somaliland and southern Somalia.
Click here for more information on Somalia tours.
Damascus has reopened its airport, however the land borders remain closed. International tourism is expected to return in January 2021.
Click here for more info on Syria tours.
Turkmenistan has suspended all flights and is not issuing tourist visas currently.
Click here for more information on Turkmenistan tours.
Is it safe?
Here’s how we make our tours as Covid safe as possible;
- We require all travelers & guides to be tested before arrival.
- We are currently only offering small group trips in private transport.
- We are on hand at all times to support you with all the information you require pre, during and post tour.
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