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 the defeat of ISIS. International Zone checkpoints are expected to be closed and traffic disruptions likely.
Actions to Take:
- Per the May 2019 travel advisory, do not travel to Iraq
- Avoid areas of demonstrations
- Comply with directives from authorities
- Monitor local media for updates