July 21, 2020
The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq.
On July 17, the Government of Iraq announced that airports would reopen to regularly scheduled flights to and from Iraq beginning July 23, per a decision by the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety. Airlines may begin offering regularly scheduled flights on that day. Travelers should visit airline websites or contact airline ticket offices for specific flight information. Departing passengers will be required to comply with airport and airline COVID-19 screening procedures.
Prior to the return of scheduled service, Qatar Airways is offering a special flight on July 22 from Baghdad to Doha and onward destinations in the U.S. For more information and to book a ticket, please visit www.QatarAirways.com.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 at https://iq.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ for information on conditions within Iraq, as local government restrictions can change quickly.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- American Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Embassy Baghdad (public access suspended) or U.S. Consulate Erbil – 413 Ishtar, Ankawa, Erbil, Iraq
- State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
- Iraq Country Information
- Iraq Travel Advisory
- Enroll in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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