Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required.

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What is the COVID situation in Iraq?

+118 New COVID cases in Iraq
+2 New COVID deaths in Iraq
18.06% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Basic facts about Iraq

Iraq is a medium-sized country located in Western Asia. The capital of Iraq is Baghdad and the most spoken language is Arabic. The national currency in Iraq is Iraqi dinar (IQD).

What taxi apps are available in Iraq?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Iraq.

Uber is not available in Iraq. Bolt is available only in one city: Baghdad.

See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Iraqi dinar (IQD)Official currency
1 EUR~1543.26 IQD
1 USD~1460 IQD

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Iraq?

There are 2 common languages spoken in Iraq: Arabic and Kurdish. Traveling across Iraq if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Iraq was ranked 99th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Iraq?

There are 3 common plug types used in Iraq:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Iraq?

Currently, citizens of 1 countries can enter Iraq without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Iraq?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Iraq.

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Is it safe in Iraq?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 18, 2022, the risk level for Iraq was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Iraq

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Iraq:

IranJordanKuwaitSaudi ArabiaSyriaTurkey
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