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Health Alert – Iraq (March 25, 2020)
March 25, 2020

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 options to support U.S. citizens who would like to depart Iraq.

If you have not already done so, U.S. citizens who would like to depart Iraq on the next available commercial flight opportunity should email either ErbilACS@state.gov if you are located in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region or BaghdadACS@state.gov for U.S. citizens located elsewhere in Iraq.  Please include the following information for all travelers in your email:

  • Full name
  • Passport number
  • Citizenship (only for Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S.)
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • City where you are currently located   

Please do not contact the Consulate by phone to confirm your email has been received, we will reply when we have your information.

Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad remains closed for public services.  U.S. citizens in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region who need emergency services can contact ErbilACS@state.gov.  U.S. citizens elsewhere in Iraq should contact BaghdadACS@state.gov for emergency assistance.

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