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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad (April 16, 2020)
April 16, 2020

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Baghdad, April 16, 2020

Location:  Iraq

The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq.

The Government of Iraq extended its current 24-hour curfew to the beginning of Ramadan (April 23 or 24).  The current suspension on all flights to and from Iraq is set to expire at 8:00 p.m. on April 18.  Travelers should be prepared that this could be extended.

Multiple special commercial flights organized by the U.S. Embassy have already departed Erbil and Baghdad.  There are no additional special flights expected at this time.  U.S. citizens still located in Iraq should be prepared to shelter in place until commercial flights resume.  The Embassy will continue to update its website with the latest information on Iraqi restrictions related to COVID-19.

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