Iraq - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction categories relative to Iraq

  • Countries with entry bar
  • Countries with restrictions for short term stays (<90 days)
  • Countries with restrictions for long term stays (>90 days)
  • Countries deporting people with HIV

Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
All stays beyond 10 days require an HIV test. See entry regulations; diplomats excluded. HIV-positive people may be expelled.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Iraq

All foreigners are required to be tested for HIV at a state laboratory within 10 days of entry into Iraq. All stays beyond 10 days require an HIV test. Diplomats are excluded from these regulations.

It is unclear if a positive HIV test would still lead to immediate deportation (as it was communicated by the embassy in 1999).

(Source: 1)

Iraq has imposed HIV/AIDS travel restrictions on all visitors, and new residents must have an HIV blood test during their first seven days in the country or face a fine. There is no waiver available for this ineligibility. Please verify this information with the Embassy of Iraq before you travel.

(Source: 2)


HIV treatment information for Iraq

no information available


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Iraq

no information available


Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at



  1. Embassy of Germany, Baghdad, January 2008
  2. U.S. Department Of State; Bureau of Consular Affairs; / January 10, 2018; consulted July 3, 2018


updated: 7/3/2018
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