Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq (September 24, 2019)

Location: Baghdad, Iraq

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad advises all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in the region and the need to remain vigilant.  Attacks in major cities may occur without warning, particularly after dark.  U.S. citizens, and places where U.S. citizens are known to gather, are likely to be targeted in such events.

Actions to Take:

  • Do not travel to Iraq
  • Review your personal security plans and carry a charged phone
  • Avoid crowded places, and those known to cater to foreigners
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings


  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444