Location: Baghdad, Iraq
The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq.
The U.S. Embassy has now e-mailed interested citizens with instructions on how to book tickets on a commercial flight leaving this week. As of today, there are still seats available for purchase. If you have not yet contacted the U.S. Embassy about flight availability, please fill out the form in the link below:
Please do not fill this form out if you have already sent an email to BaghdadACS@state.gov and have received a confirmation email. Fill out the form only once.
Information on Flights:
- You must fill out the form in the link above or email us directly to receive flight information.
- Flights are not be free. You will be responsible for booking and paying for all tickets. Commercial estimates for U.S. destinations are in excess of $3,700 per ticket.
- If you cannot afford this cost and need a loan, contact us via e-mail immediately. These are processed on a first come first serve basis – we can only accept completed paperwork and cannot guarantee you a seat.
- Flight destinations are very 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.
- The current suspension on all flights to and from Iraq is in effect until April 11, but please note this could be extended. If you choose not to depart on this flight, please be prepared to shelter in place until commercial flights resume.
Actions to Take:
- If you would like to depart Iraq immediately and you have not already done so, please fill out the form in the link below if you are a U.S. citizen wishing to depart on the next available commercial flight.
- Consult the CDC websitefor 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.govfor 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 websiteon 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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