Sep 5, 2021, 8:15 PM
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Iraq agrees to receive 30,000 Iranian pilgrims for Arbaeen ritual

Baghdad, IRNA – Iraq’s Supreme Health and Safety Committee convened on Sunday in the presence of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi agreeing to accept some 30,000 Iranian pilgrims for Arbaeen rituals.

The committee said in a statement that, in addition to 30,000 Iranian pilgrims, a total of 10,000 pilgrims will also be accepted from Arab countries and the rest of the world.

It said that the pilgrims have to travel to Iraq only through the country's international airports.  

The pilgrims can travel to Iraq provided that they hold a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival in the country, the statement said.

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