It’s the first time since the beginning of the spread of Covid-19 in early 2020 that travel starts to be possible in most destinations again. Thanks to the vaccines against Covid-19, most countries have opened their
borders including Iran, Oman, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan.
What’s the situation in different countries 1stQuest supports? Let’s have a look together.
Tourists can apply for visas to Iran from the 27th of October
Finally, after 20 months of suspension, Iran has started issuing tourist visas again. According to government officials, it is now possible for tourists to enter Iran from air and land borders, presenting a Covid-19 vaccination certificate along with a negative PCR test conducted within 96 hours from their departure. 1stQuest has provided tourist visas for travelers to Iran from Oct 27th.
To apply for a visa, go on this page.
Travel to Armenia is possible
Armenia has been one of the first countries in the region to lift its restrictions on foreign travelers. Travelers from all countries can visit Armenia simply by presenting a negative PCR test taken within the 72 previous hours. People who have a vaccine certificate do not have to show any PCR test. Note that the second dose of vaccine must have been taken at least 14 days before entering the country.
Travel to Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan after a quarantine
Foreign nationals over 18 are required to present a COVID-19 passport (a
document confirming complete vaccination against COVID-19 or immunity gained by recovering from COVID-19) at the border control in Azerbaijan and a document confirming a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of arrival. Passengers between the ages of 1 and 18 must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the flight.
To enter Uzbekistan you must be able to show a negative PCR test for coronavirus taken no more than 72 hours before your arrival into the country. This includes people who are vaccinated.
Travel to Oman is now allowed
All travelers arriving in Oman are required to present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate containing a QR Code stating that they have received two doses of any COVID-19 vaccine approved in Oman, those being: Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford Astrazeneca, Covishield AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Sinovac, Moderna, and Sinopharm, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson. The last dose is required to have been received not less than 14 days ahead of the estimated arrival time. The Ministry of Health publishes and updates the list of vaccines approved in Oman.
Before traveling to Oman, all passengers need to complete a pre-registration form at the eMushrif website and upload their COVID-19 vaccine certification and PCR test result, both containing QR codes.
Passengers must also have proof of travel/health insurance which covers the cost of at least 30 days of COVID-19 treatment.
All air passengers arriving in Oman who present a pre-travel negative result COVID-19 PCR test are exempted from quarantine. You must present a PCR certificate with QR code confirming a negative PCR test result (for flights shorter than 8 hours, this test must be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Oman; for flights longer than 8 hours, this test must be taken no more than 96 hours before arrival in Oman)
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