KRG Restricts Movements Between Kurdistan and Iraqi Provinces to Curb Virus Spread
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KRG Restricts Movements Between Kurdistan and Iraqi Provinces to Curb Virus Spread

ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region’s High Committee for Combatting COVID-19 on Monday introduced new restrictions to fight a new rise in the virus outbreak.

The committee mainly decided to restrict the movement between the provinces of Kurdistan Region and the rest of Iraq, with exceptions for the international organizations and other groups.

Below are the new decisions issued by the KRG:

1- A stop to all travel between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi provinces.
2- A travel exception will be given to the following people traveling between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi provinces if they present valid PCR test results at relevant checkpoints:
- Employees from United Nations bodies and agencies, international organizations, the coalition forces, diplomats, and formal delegations;
- Kurdistan Region residents;
- Patients who are in urgent need of medical care in the Kurdistan Region;
- Businessmen and investors.
3- Trade between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi provinces will continue with strict health measures enforced at checkpoints.
4- This decree is to be enacted from the day it is released and shall be published in the Kurdistan Official Gazette.