Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (March 19, 2020)

Location: Iraq


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

Effective March 19, U.S. Consulate General Erbil has suspended all routine visa services.  Applicants can reschedule their appointments in Erbil online at a future date.  For inquiries regarding emergency travel, please email  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  U.S. citizens elsewhere in Iraq should contact for emergency assistance.

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