Current travel advisories for Iraq

Last Update: Wednesday, 06. July 2022 at 08:18

It is not safe to travel Iraq.

Anzeige

Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.8 / 5

Iraq is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with around 29 million citizens and a land mass of 437,072 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.8 / 5

Iraq shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Syria (5.0), Iran (4.2), Turkey (3.5), Jordan (3.3), Kuwait with (3.3) and Saudi Arabia with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/iraq

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Iraq including the Kurdistan region due to the volatile and unpredictable security situation, the ongoing threat of terrorism, violent extremism and organised crime. New Zealanders currently in Iraq despite our advice who have concerns for their safety are strongly advised to depart as soon as possible.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/iraksicherheit/202738

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Irak: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Teilreisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/iraq

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our advice for Iraq. We haven't changed the level of our advice, do not travel to Iraq. The security situation throughout Iraq remains volatile. There's a risk the security situation could deteriorate further. Due to the volatile security environment and the ongoing threat of kidnappings, you should leave Iraq immediately by commercial means if it's safe to do so. If you're staying in Iraq, be alert and check media for updates on new threats. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, due to the volatile security situation and very high risk of violence, armed conflict, kidnapping and terrorist attack.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/iraq-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to U.S. government restrictions on personnel. Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict, civil unrest, and Mission Iraq’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens. Country Summary: U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for violence and kidnapping. Terrorist and insurgent groups regularly attack both Iraqi security forces and civilians. Anti-U.S. sectarian militias threaten U.S. citizens and Western companies throughout Iraq. Attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) occur in many areas of the country, including Baghdad. Demonstrations, protests, and strikes occur frequently. These events can develop quickly without prior notification, often interrupting traffic, transportation, and other services; such events have the potential to turn violent. Public consular services at the Embassy remain suspended until further notice as a result of terrorist attacks on the Embassy compound on December 31, 2019. U.S. Consulate General Erbil remains open for routine American Citizens Services. Due to security concerns, U.S. Embassy personnel in Baghdad are instructed to not use Baghdad International Airport. U.S. citizens should not travel through Iraq to Syria to engage in armed conflict, where they would face extreme personal risks (kidnapping, injury, or death) and legal risks (arrest, fines, and expulsion). The Kurdistan Regional Government stated that it will impose prison sentences of up to ten years on individuals who illegally cross the border. Additionally, fighting on behalf of, or supporting designated terrorist organizations, is a crime that can result in penalties, including prison time and large fines in the United States. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Iraq, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Iraq. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Iraq has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 5

.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/iraq

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

Cypriot government

Quelle: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid travel completely

Danger level: 5

Avoid travel completely.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/IQ

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor - Säkerhetsläget i Irak är fortfarande dåligt och kan försämras snabbt, också i den i allmänhet lugnare autonoma regionen Kurdistan. De irakiska säkerhetsstyrkorna har befriat landets territorium från terrororganisationen IS, men risken för terrorattacker kvarstår i hela landet. För västerlänningar som befinner i Irak är risken stor att bli föremål för kidnappning. I landet förekommer också återkommande demonstrationer som kan bli våldsamma. Undvik stora folksamlingar. Vi rekommenderar starkt att du anlitar privata säkerhetsföretags tjänster och skydd om du besöker i Irak.

Danger level: 5

Avoid Travelling..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


Advertising

Country information

Country flag

Basic facts

Citizens
around 29 million
Covering landmass
437,072 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Dinar (IQD)
ISO 2-Letter Code
IQ
Phone prefix
+964
Top Level Domain
.iq
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Iraq (extern)

Video


Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Iraq.

Is Iraq safe to travel in 2020?

We got distinct notes that traveling Iraq isn't safe right now. The risk index is at 4.8 out of 5 possible points. We advise against travel.

How many countries have issued advisories for Iraq?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Iraq.

What countries does Iraq share land borders with?

Iraq shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Syria (5.0), Iran (4.2), Turkey (3.5), Jordan (3.3), Kuwait with (3.3) and Saudi Arabia with (3.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!