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Iraq Travel warnings

Iraq - Do Not Travel Warning

Warning: this destination is considered very risky and many governments advise their citizens not to travel there under any circumstances.Warnings against travel to a country or region issued by the US Department of St

Going to War (Zones) - a Hypothetical Safety Guide

Iraq as a travel destination... Are you nuts?  The Iraqi government has started showing up at travel trade shows, touting their country as a destination.  It must be a tough gig working at the Iraqi tourism board; se

Going to War (Zones) - a Hypothetical Safety Guide

Iraq as a travel destination... Are you nuts?  The Iraqi government has started showing up at travel trade shows, touting their country as a destination.  It must be a tough gig working at the Iraqi tourism board; se

Recommended vaccinations for Iraq

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

    Part of the country (Chloroquine)

    Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further.

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Future contruction in Mosul , Iraq. is safe to go in that region??

No. If you take the work make sure you get assurances from your employer about appropriate security. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/26/world/meast/iraq-viole... read more »
almost 3 years ago

I am Indian.i got one offer in IRAQI ELITE GROUP as a HSE OFFICER.any one know this company.is it iraq safe now?

This is really a site for travellers to ask and answer questions, so your query is a bit off topic. However, yesterday, just a regular day in Iraq: 16 people... read more »
almost 3 years ago

is it safe to work in construction company in iraq now?is indians are working there?

I can't judge the safety standards in the Iraqi construction industry and you'll have to figure that out yourself. But as for Iraq, yes it does depend somewh... read more »
almost 3 years ago

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