Special Notice

March 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and against all travel to the rest of Iraq.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised of an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), including in Iraq. The most up-to-date information on the situation relating to Iraq is available at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/iraq/health#coronavirus.

Introduction

Summary

Islamic republic in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait

Cities

Capital: Baghdad

Principal Ports

Umm Qasr, Khawr az Zubayr and Al Basrah have limited functionality.

Population

38.4 million

International Country Code

IQ

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