Iran reinstates air travel restrictions amid new COVID wave

Iran has reinstated its conditions for air travel to the country amid a new wave of Covid-19, according to the spokesperson of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran.

22 July 2022
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Iran has reinstated its conditions for air travel to the country amid a new wave of Covid-19, according to the spokesperson of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran.

A health worker checks the temperature of passengers upon arrival at the departure terminal of Tehrans Imam Khomeini airport, Iran. photo: AP

Iran has reinstated its conditions for air travel to the country amid a new wave of Covid-19, according to the spokesperson of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran.

“Passengers are required to either have a negative PCR test before boarding or proof of receiving at least two doses of vaccines,” Mir-Akbar Razavi was also quoted as saying by IRNA.

“In domestic flights, it will be mandatory for airlines to provide passengers with masks and alcohol swabs when they board planes. This new regulation came into effect on July 20,” he added.  

Health Minister Bahram Einollahi announced on Saturday that Iran had entered the seventh wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and encouraged the public to administer booster shots as soon as possible. 

“We’re at the start of the seventh wave because we’ve witnessed a rise in infections and hospitalizations in the past two weeks,” the minister was quoted as saying by ISNA. 

New subvariants of the highly contagious Omicron are circulating across the country, placing over 50 cities on red and orange alerts, a new update by the Health Ministry showed. 

The codes red and orange point to extremely high-risk and high-risk zones, respectively. 

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