Iraq Travel Insurance
Crimea, do not travel - Please check Smart Traveller for updated travel advice
We advise against all travel here due to the very high risk. If you do travel, you should typically seek professional security advice. Be aware that Travel Insurance Saver policies will be void and that the Australian Government is unlikely to be able to provide consular assistance.
Area: ; 434,128 sq. km
Capital City: Baghdad
± GMT: +3 hours
Nearby Countries to Iraq
Smart Traveller Iraq
You are advised not to travel to Iraq because of the extremely dangerous security situation and very high threat of terrorist attack. If you are in Iraq and are concerned for your safety, you should consider leaving. Australians who decide to stay should ensure they have appropriate personal security protection measures in place.
Terrorist attacks can occur at any time, anywhere in Iraq. We continue to receive reporting indicating that terrorists and anti-government forces are in the advanced stages of planning attacks against a range of targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
Terrorist attacks, including those against civilians, are directed at destabilising the Iraqi Government and forcing the withdrawal of Coalition forces and are likely to continue. Rocket and mortar attacks, including in the International Zone in Baghdad, occur without warning.
Kidnappings and hostage taking are common in Iraq and may be fatal. Reports indicate foreign nationals are at risk of being kidnapped or assassinated.
Civilian and military aircraft are subject to attack from small arms fire and missiles. Australian government employees have the approval to travel between Amman and Baghdad on Royal Jordanian Airlines.
The road between Baghdad and Baghdad International Airport ('Route Irish') is hazardous, with continuing attacks against Coalition vehicles, civilians and foreigners. Heightened security measures are used when Australian officials travel this route. * Due to the difficult security environment, the Australian Embassy's ability to provide consular and passport services is limited, particularly outside Baghdad.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed human deaths from avian influenza in Iraq. See the Health Issues section for advice to Australians travelling to or resident in Iraq.
*Please use information as a guide and always check Smart Traveller for the most up to date information.
Note: Remember to register with Smart Traveller before travelling overseas.
Iraq travel insurance guide
The Australian government and Smart Traveller recommend appropriate insurance information if you are travelling overseas and to ensure that you are properly covered with comprehensive travel insurance.
The cost of medical, dental and let alone the inconvenience of the lost luggage can ruin your holiday.
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