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Iraq Travel Warning for US Citizens

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous, and the ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty is extremely limited. This supersedes the Travel Warning dated December 4, 2015. U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence.  […]

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Visited Iraq? US Now Requires Special Visa

By Simon Kent. The US House of Representatives have voted to place special visa requirements on anyone who has visited Iraq, Iran, Sudan or Syria after March 2011. The regulations–in effect from the date of the beginning of the Syrian uprising, come in the wake of the Paris attacks and relate to concerns over individuals […]

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US Issues New Iraq Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous given the security situation. The ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty, including arrest, is extremely limited. Private U.S. citizens are strongly discouraged from traveling to Iraq to join in armed conflict. […]

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US Warns re Travel in Basra

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that Iraq remains at high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence. Recent reports indicate that militant groups may be surveilling U.S. citizens for possible kidnapping operations, particularly oil company employees working in Basrah Province, Iraq. The groups may be focused on U.S. citizens at hotels in the Basrah area. […]

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Emergency Message for US Community in Iraq

On the eve of the anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime on April 9, 2003, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to restrict movements around Baghdad, including travel through Baghdad International Airport. U.S. government and Embassy-affiliated personnel are restricting their use of the Baghdad International Airport through April 12. Beyond this date, American […]

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US Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated September 5, 2013, to update information on security incidents and to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Iraq, including kidnapping and terrorist […]

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq.Due to heightened safety and security risks and the ongoing threat of terrorist activities throughout Iraq, the U.S. government remains highly concerned about the danger to U.S. citizens, whether visiting or residing in Iraq, and to U.S. facilities and businesses. Threats […]

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US Issues Iraq Travel Alert

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated February 25, 2013, to update information on security incidents and to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Iraq, including kidnapping and terrorist […]

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Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

The Department of State has instructed certain U.S. Embassies and Consulates to remain closed or to suspend operations on Sunday, August 4. The Department has been apprised of information that, out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting our installations, indicates we should institute these precautionary […]

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US Warns of Increased Risk of Terrorist Attacks

The Department of State warns all U.S. citizens in Iraq of increased threats of terrorist activity throughout the coming weeks: U.S. citizens should exercise extreme caution in light of the increase in violence and use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), particularly since the beginning of Ramadan. The Department of State further strongly urges U.S. citizens […]

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US Security Alert: Risk of Terror Attack

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad warns U.S. citizens of continued incidents of violence in Iraq, following the February 9 terrorist attack at Camp Hurriya, which killed eight people. Attacks, similar to what occurred on February 9, may occur at any time. The U.S. government considers the potential threat to U.S. Government personnel throughout Iraq to […]

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Updated US Travel Warning for Iraq

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq given the security situation. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated August 9, 2012, to update information on security incidents and to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Iraq, including kidnapping and […]

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