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, 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 (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 – 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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