22 February 2020 – Land, sea and air borders with Iran closed

Type of Intervention: Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration, Aviation, Tourism
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: Iraq closed all borders with Iran. Iranian tourists were prohibited from entering Iraq. Iraqis returning from Iran were subjected to 14 days quarantine. Iraqis were not allowed to travel to Iran until further notice.
Full details here: https://www.aljazeera.net/news/healthmedicine/2020/2/22/خلية-أزمة-في-العراق-وإغلاق-الحدود-مع-إيران-تحسبا-لدخول-كورونا

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat to the country
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: First deaths recorded in Iranian city of Qom