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Information on Coronavirus in the Kurdistan Region and in Austria

Information on Coronavirus in the Kurdistan Region and in Austria

At a glance: Kurdistan

Status, 19.10.2020

Confirmed cases: 62,735

Recovered: 37,833

Deaths: 2,187

Actives cases: 22,715


Due to the expansion of the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic, the Kurdistan Region has implemented strict measures for containment.

  • Flights between Erbil and Vienna are operating again from 20 August.
  • Governors will be given the authority to do the following in line with public health guidelines:
    • Normalise travel between provinces and independent counties.
    • Organise travel between the provinces and independent counties that border with Iraqi provinces.
    • Exchange security forces in the Kurdistan Region between provinces and independent counties and between the Region and Iraqi provinces.
  • The Ibrahim Khalil border crossing is open. Foreign nationals require permission from the Ministry of Interior.
  • Most public and social activities are not permitted; some activities are allowed under strict sanitary conditions.

If you are thinking of travelling to the Kurdistan Region, please find here important information from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG):


If you are resident in Austria, please find important information from the Austrian government and other Austrian sources (in German):