Iraq Travel Alerts and Warnings

Several government travel advisories have placed Iraq under a "Do Not Travel" warning.

Shrine of Imam Hussain ibn Ali, in Karbala, Iraq Photo © Getty Images/Jasmin Merdan

Warning: this destination is considered very high risk and many governments advise their citizens not to travel to large parts of the country.

Check your government's advice for travel to Iraq. Several foreign governments have clearly advised on their websites do not travel to Iraq or reconsider all unnecessary travel including Iraqi Kurdistan.

Travel to this destination against government advice has implications for your travel insurance and you should read and understand your policy documents thoroughly if you are considering travel to this destination. If you are a World Nomads policy holder and unsure as to how it will affect you, please contact our 24/7 Worldwide Emergency Assistance. as for some travellers, even the warning of "reconsider your need to travel" is enough for it to impact your travel insurance.

If you go anyway and get into trouble, it may be impossible for your insurer to provide emergency assistance, and consular officials from your own country may be severely limited in the assistance they can give. We care about your personal safety and wellbeing, please heed all government issued travel warnings.

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  • Jan Bakker said


    why is there no distinction between Kurdistan (for example Erbil) and the rest of the country? FCO does not advise against travel in this region:

    "The FCO does not advise against travel to the Kurdistan Region (the provinces of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk)."

    I am looking for travel insurance for this region (preferably through Worldnomads).



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