Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, July 2, 2020    Location:  Iraq   The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq.   On July 1, the Government of Iraq extended the suspension on scheduled flights to and from Iraq through July 15.  This may be extended.   Qatar Airways is offering a special flight on July 5 from …

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Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, July 1, 2020    Location:  Iraq   The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq.   On June 30, the Government of Iraq extended the suspension on scheduled flights to and from Iraq through July 2.  This may be extended.   Qatar Airways is offering a special flight on July 5 from …

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Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. On June 21, the Government of Iraq extended the suspension on scheduled flights to and from Iraq through July 1.  This may be extended. Qatar Airways is offering a special flight on June 28 from Baghdad (QR7472).  We also expect a QA flight from Erbil …

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Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, June 14, 2020 

Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. On June 13, the Government of Iraq extended the suspension on scheduled flights to and from Iraq through June 20.  This may be extended. Qatar Airways is offering special flights on June 21 from Baghdad (QR 7472), Erbil (QR 7474), and Basrah (QR 3272).  These flights …

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Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. On June 8, the Government of Iraq extended the suspension on scheduled flights to and from Iraq through June 13.  This may be extended. Please note that regularly scheduled commercial flights will be cancelled during the flight suspension.  Qatar Airways has previously offered occasional special charter …

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Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. On May 30, the Government of Iraq extended the suspension on scheduled flights to and from Iraq until 8:00 pm on June 6.  This may be extended. Qatar Airways is offering a special charter flight (QR 7472) from Baghdad to Doha on June 11 with connections to points in the United …

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Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, May 30, 2020 Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. On May 30, the Government of Iraq extended the suspension on scheduled flights to and from Iraq until June 7. Qatar Airways is offering a special flight from Baghdad on June 3.  This flight is not organized by the Embassy.  For more information and to book a ticket, …

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Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, May 22, 2020  Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. On May 21, the Government of Iraq extended the suspension on scheduled flights to and from Iraq until 8:00 p.m. on May 31. Qatar Airways is offering a special flight from Baghdad on May 26.  This flight is not organized by the Embassy.  For more information and to book …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, May 7, 2020 Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. On May 18, authorities imposed a 24-hour curfew from May 20 to June 3 on six Baghdad districts: Sadr City, Habiba, Kamaliya, Hurriya, Shua’la, and America. The current nationwide curfew, which extends through May …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, May 6, 2020

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, May 6, 2020  Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. Two special commercial flights departed Erbil and Baghdad yesterday.  The Embassy does not anticipate organizing additional flights.  If you are a U.S. citizen and you remain in Iraq, please plan to shelter in …

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Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Health Alert: Flight Information, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, May 3, 2020 Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. There are special commercial flights departing Erbil and Baghdad this week. We have already emailed booking instructions to those who registered their interest to depart Iraq on the next available flight. …

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Health Alert: Flight Suspension Extended, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, April 24, 2020

Health Alert: Flight Suspension Extended, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, April 24, 2020 Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The Government of Iraq extended the suspension on all flights through 8:00 p.m. on May 22. U.S. citizens located in Iraq should be prepared to shelter in place until commercial …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The Government of Iraq extended its suspension on all flights to 8:00 p.m. on April 24.  The current 24-hour curfew is set to expire at the beginning of Ramadan (April 23 or 24).  Travelers should be prepared that both could be …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, April 16, 2020 Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The Government of Iraq extended its current 24-hour curfew to the beginning of Ramadan (April 23 or 24).  The current suspension on all flights to and from Iraq is set to expire at …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad

April 12, 2020 Location:  Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The Government of Iraq extended its suspension on all flights to and from Iraq until 8:00 p.m. on April 18.  Multiple special commercial flights organized by the U.S. Embassy have already departed Erbil and Baghdad.  There are no …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, April 8, 2020

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, April 8, 2020 Location: Baghdad, Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. One commercial flight organized by the U.S. Embassy departed Baghdad today.  There are no special flights expected in the future.  U.S. citizens still located in Iraq should be prepared to shelter in place …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad – Flight Information, April 7, 2020

Location: Baghdad, Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The U.S. Embassy has now e-mailed interested citizens with instructions on how to book tickets on a commercial flight leaving this week.  As of today, there are still seats available for purchase.  If you have not yet contacted the U.S. Embassy about …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad – April 5, 2020

Location: Baghdad, Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. There is a possible flight from Baghdad on April 8.  Tickets would likely cost approximately $3,500.  If you have not yet contacted the U.S. Embassy about flight availability, please fill out the form in the link below so that we would …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad – April 3, 2020

Location: Baghdad, Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. One commercial flight organized by the U.S. Embassy departed Baghdad on April 2.  There is a possible additional flight next week.  Tickets would likely cost approximately $3,500. If you have not yet contacted the U.S. Embassy about flight availability, please fill …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad – Flight Information, April 1, 2020

Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The U.S. Embassy has now e-mailed interested citizens with instructions on how to book flights leaving this week.  If you have not yet contacted the U.S. Embassy about flight availability, please fill out the form in the link below: Form for U.S. Citizens in Iraq Requesting Travel Information   Please do not …

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Health Alert – Iraq – March 31, 2020

Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are working to identify flight options. Commercial flights may be available this week – please monitor your email closely for flight information.  If you have not already done so, please …

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Health Alert – Iraq – March 31, 2020

Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are working to identify flight options.  Flights may be available this week – please monitor your email closely for flight information.  If you have not already done so, please …

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Health Alert – Iraq – March 30, 2020

Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are working to identify flight options.  Flights may be available this week.  U.S. citizens who would like to depart Iraq on the next available commercial flight opportunity should fill …

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Health Alert – Iraq – March 29, 2020

Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are both open, staffed, and working to identify options to support U.S. citizens who would like to depart Iraq.  Flights may be available this week.  U.S. citizens who would …

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Health Alert: Iraq Commercial flights March 29, 2020

Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are both open, staffed, and working to identify flight options.  Flights may be available this week.  U.S. citizens who would like to depart Iraq on the next available commercial …

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Health Alert – Iraq

Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are both open, staffed, and working to identify options to support U.S. citizens who would like to depart Iraq.  U.S. citizens who would like to depart Iraq on the next …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Location: Iraq  Event: Due to a combination of security conditions and restricted travel options as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the State Department has ordered the departure of designated U.S. Government employees at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil.  Visa services at …

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Health Alert – Iraq

Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. Due to COVID-19, many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are working to identify …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Location: Iraq  Event: Due to a combination of security conditions and restricted travel options as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the State Department has ordered the departure of designated U.S. Government employees at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil.  Visa services at …

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Health Alert – Iraq

Location: Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. Due to COVID-19, many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are working to identify …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (March 19, 2020)

Location: Iraq Event: The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq. Effective March 19, U.S. Consulate General Erbil has suspended all routine visa services.  Applicants can reschedule their appointments in Erbil online at a future date.  For inquiries regarding emergency travel, please email ErbilNIV@state.gov .  Please note that the U.S. Embassy in …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: July 2, 2020 Information for Travelers: Current Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Country-Specific Information: Iraq has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Entry and Exit Requirements: On June 30, the Government of Iraq extended the suspension on all scheduled flights to and from Iraq from March 17 through July 15, 2020. As the situation changes rapidly, travelers should …

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Security Alert – Iraq – March 12, 2020

Location: Iraq Event: Due to heightened regional tensions and in an abundance of caution, both visa and American Citizen Services appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are canceled from March 15-19, 2020.  Applicants should reschedule their appointments online using available dates.  U.S. citizens in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region who need emergency services can contact  ErbilACS@state.gov .  …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, February 11-14, 2020

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, February 11-14, 2020 Location:  Baghdad and Najaf Event:  According to reports, large-scale demonstrations, events, and processions are expected to take place in Baghdad, February 11-13, as well as in Najaf on February 14.  As with prior demonstrations, road closures, including in the Baghdad International Zone and in the …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, January 23, 2020

Location:  Baghdad Event:  Anti-U.S. demonstrations are expected to take place in central Baghdad on Friday, January 24, 2020.  U.S. citizens may see a heavy security presence and road closures are likely.  Public consular operations in Baghdad remain suspended.  U.S. citizens should not approach the Embassy.  The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil is open for visa …

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IRAQ: Travel Advisory Remains Level 4 – Do Not Travel

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Iraq on January 11, 2020.  The Department continues to advise travelers not to travel to Iraq.  This replaces the previous Travel Advisory issued on January 3, 2020.   The full text of the new Travel Advisory is as follows: Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism, kidnapping, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, January 3, 2020

Location:  Iraq Event:  Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the U.S. Embassy urges American citizens to heed the January 2020 Travel Advisory and depart Iraq immediately.  U.S. citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land.  Due to Iranian-backed militia attacks at the U.S. Embassy compound, all public consular operations …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Location:  Baghdad Event:  Due to militia attacks at the U.S. Embassy compound, all public consular operations are suspended until further notice.  All future appointments are cancelled.  U.S. citizens are advised to not approach the Embassy.  The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil is open for visa and American Citizen Services appointments.  U.S. citizens in Iraq or …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, December 9, 2019

Location:  Baghdad and other major cities, with the exception of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Event:  According to reports, demonstrations are expected to increase in size starting on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  U.S. citizens may see a heavy security presence.  Additionally, the Prime Minister has declared a holiday on December 10 to commemorate the anniversary of …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq, October 24, 2019

Location:  Baghdad and other major cities, with the exception of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Event:  According to reports, large-scale demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, October 25, 2019, beginning after Friday prayers.  U.S. citizens may see a heavy police presence.  As with prior demonstrations, road closures throughout major cities, including the Baghdad International Zone, are …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (October 3, 2019)

Location:  Baghdad and other major cities, with the exception of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Event:  Demonstrations have occurred throughout the week and are ongoing.  Although large, these are both sporadic and spontaneous.  Per local reports, several people have been killed and hundreds injured in the demonstrations.  Internet access was suspended in most of the country.  …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (September 24, 2019)

Location: Baghdad, Iraq Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad advises all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in the region and the need to remain vigilant.  Attacks in major cities may occur without warning, particularly after dark.  U.S. citizens, and places where U.S. citizens are known to gather, are likely to be targeted in such events. Actions to …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (May 15, 2019)

Location:   Nationwide Event:  The U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of non-essential U.S. Government employees from Iraq, both at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iraq. Actions to Take: Depart Iraq by commercial transportation as …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (May 12, 2019)

Location:   Baghdad, Iraq Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad advises all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in Iraq and the requirement to remain vigilant. Actions to Take: Do not travel to Iraq Avoid places known as U.S. citizen gathering points. Keep a low profile Be aware of your surroundings Assistance: U.S. Embassy Baghdad Al-Kindi Street, …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (December 16, 2018) Location:   Baghdad, Iraq Event:  With the limited opening of the International Zone (IZ) in Baghdad, the U.S. Embassy has initiated security protocols similar to those used throughout Baghdad during the IZ’s open hours.  Please visit our  Iraq Travel Advisory  for more information relating to the security situation in …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Location: Baghdad, Iraq Event: In observance of the Liberation of Iraq from ISIS anniversary on December 10, residents of Baghdad should anticipate fireworks and celebratory gunfire throughout the city, to include the International Zone (IZ). Actions to Take: Remain indoors, sheltered from falling projectiles Keep a low profile Be aware of your surroundings Assistance: U.S. …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (November 6, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (November 6, 2018) Location:   Baghdad, Iraq Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad received a report that unspecified militia leaders have discussed plans for kidnapping U.S. citizens attending the 45th Baghdad International Fair, scheduled for November 10-19, 2018.  The militia leaders’ discussion included concealment techniques and ways of …

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Security Alert – Advising U.S. citizens on ordered departure for Basrah

Due to concerns about the security of U.S. government personnel, on September 28, 2018, the Department of State ordered the departure of U.S. government personnel from the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah. Please see the Department’s updated Travel Advisory for Iraq here . The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (September 8, 2018) Location:   Baghdad, Basrah  Event:  The United States Mission in Iraq is restricting its movements during the month of Muharram, particularly around the commemoration of Ashura, on Tuesday, September 18 through Friday, September 21 due to expected road closures and unpredictable crowds. In addition, some protests …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (May 10, 2018) Location: Baghdad, Iraq Event: National elections will take place on Saturday, May 12. The U.S. Mission has received information of possible terrorist attacks against polling stations throughout Iraq, specifically in the Umm Al-Qura and Ghazaliya neighborhoods of Baghdad. The Embassy has temporarily curtailed movement …

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Security Message: Protests in Iraq

U.S. Mission Iraq advises its citizens that protests in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region turned violent on December 18 and 19, leading to deaths and injuries.  Unrelated demonstrations have also recently occurred elsewhere throughout Iraq, including its southern provinces.  U.S. citizens are reminded that any peaceful protest has the potential to quickly escalate into violence. As …

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Security Message: Expanded Temporary Movement Restriction

The U.S. Embassy is expanding its temporary movement restriction to include movements both inside and outside the international zone in response to the recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. As a reminder, U.S. citizens should maintain a heightened sense of security awareness and take appropriate measures to enhance …

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Security Message: Threat Against Baghdad Mall

U.S. Mission Iraq has received credible threat information that the Baghdad Mall may be the target of a terrorist attack.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the Baghdad Mall. As a reminder, U.S. citizens should maintain a heightened sense of security awareness and take appropriate measures to enhance their personal security at all times when …

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Security Message: Kirkuk Security Operations

U.S. Mission Iraq advises its citizens that the Government of Iraq launched security operations in the vicinity of Kirkuk City.  U.S. citizens located in these areas who are unable or unwilling to depart are advised to shelter in place. As a reminder, U.S. citizens should maintain a heightened sense of security awareness and take appropriate …

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Security Message: Holiday Security Announcement

September 27, 2017 U.S. Embassy Baghdad warns U.S. citizens in Iraq of the possibility of crowds and possible road closures throughout the country during the Ashura holiday, especially in and around neighborhoods and cities hosting Shia shrines. As a reminder, U.S. citizens should maintain a heightened sense of security awareness and take appropriate measures to …

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Security Message: Iraqi Kurdistan Region Referendum

U.S. Embassy Baghdad cautions U.S. citizens in Iraq that there may be unrest if the Kurdistan Regional government carries out an independence referendum on September 25.  U.S. Mission Iraq will temporarily limit personnel movements as a precautionary measure.  In particular, U.S. citizens should avoid travel into and within territories disputed between the Kurdish Regional Government …

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