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 flight opportunity should fill out the form in the link below:

Form for U.S. Citizens in Iraq Requesting Travel Information

 Please do not fill this form out if you have already sent an email to ErbilACS@state.gov or BaghdadACS@state.gov and have received a confirmation email.  Fill out the form only once.  Please do not contact the Consulate by phone to confirm your form has been received; we will reply when we have your information.

If commercial flights do become available, please note:

  • Flights will not be free.  You will be responsible for booking and paying for all tickets. Commercial estimates for U.S. destinations are likely to be in excess of $2,500 per ticket.
  • Flight destinations will be limited.  Upon arrival to the United States, passengers will be responsible for their own onward arrangements.
  • The Embassy has no control over airline baggage or pet policies.

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