Iraq travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Iraq with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Iraq.

Iraq travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Iraq with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Iraq - quick facts
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) Arabic, Kurdish
Currency Iraqi Dinar
Electricity C + D + G plug (230V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

✝ = requirements for UK travellers.

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Iraq weather

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Days with some rainfall

The Iraq weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Baghdad.

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Iraq travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Iraq from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Iraq.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Iraq travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Iraq with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Iraq, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Iraq covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Iraq with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Iraq travel features

Do you want to learn more about Iraq? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Iraq.

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Iraq FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Iraq including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Iraq due to Covid-19?

Iraq is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Iraq.

Check out Ministry of Health, Republic of Iraq for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Iraq?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Iraq. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Iraq and the UK?

The time difference between Iraq and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Iraq?

The main languages spoken in Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish.

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What is the currency in Iraq?

The currency in Iraq is the Iraqi Dinar (IQD).

Which plugs are used in Iraq?

Iraq uses electrical plug type C + D + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Iraq?

They drive on the right side of the road in Iraq.

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Do you need a visa for Iraq?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Iraq.

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