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Iraq Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. The capital, and largest city, is Baghdad

European airlines returning to Iranian and Iraqi airspace

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020

The Integrated EU Aviation Security Risk Assessment Group has canceled its advisory for flights over Iranian airspace, saying its decision ... Read More

Warning: Pakistan and Indian citizens should not travel to Iraq

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2020

Pakistan's foreign office issued a travel warning for its nationals after Iran launched a missile attack on US-led forces in ... Read More

Tourism not harmed if people don’t panic after Iran attack on US

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020

It is still too early to make a definite statement as to how the hostility in Iraq will impact tourism. ... Read More

War! US Base under attack in Iraq

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020

Iran attacked a US base with ballistic missiles. Al Asad Airbase and Erbil northern Iraq US Forces are under attack ... Read More

US Embassy warns Americans in Israel of rocket attacks and ‘security incidents’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 6, 2020

The US Embassy in Jerusalem, on Monday, urgently warned the Americans in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza to “remain ... Read More

Amman and Bahrain to Baghdad flights cancelled after security concerns

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2020

Jordanian’s national flag carrier issued a statement detailing that it had decided to halt services between Amman and Baghdad “until ... Read More

US Department of State warns all US citizens to ‘depart Iraq immediately’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2020

All US citizens are being told to “depart Iraq immediately” by the US Department of State. The US government warning ... Read More

US may have launched a “justified” Terror Attack on Baghdad International Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2020

In a surprise move the United States is accused of killing Senior Iranian commander Qasim Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander ... Read More

UAE and UNESCO partnership: Restoring historic churches in Iraq

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- October 13, 2019

UAE becomes first country in the world to reconstruct Christian churches in Iraq. The UAE and UNESCO renewed their partnership ... Read More

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the ... Read More

Security alert: US Embassy in Baghdad warns Americans not to travel to Iraq

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019

The US Embassy in Iraq has issued a security alert, warning US citizens of “heightened tensions” in the country and ... Read More

At least 55 people killed in Tigris river tourist ferry disaster near Iraq’s Mosul

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019

At least 55 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in northern Iraq on ... Read More

Rotana Hotels & Resorts returns to Babylon

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019

Rotana Hotels & Resorts and Al Ibaa Company have signed a hotel management agreement to operate a five-star hotel in ... Read More

6.1 Iran deadly Sunday Morning earthquake felt as far as Baghdad

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 26, 2018

Tazehabad, Iran is the closest town with less than 1.100 people that was shaken by a strong 6.1 earthquake Sunday ... Read More

Royal Jordanian suspends flights to Iraqi Najaf over ‘security situation’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 16, 2018

Jordan’s state airline has suspended four weekly flights to Najaf in central Iraq due to the “security situation” at its ... Read More

Christmas Returns to Northern Iraq

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 24, 2017

Just one year ago Mosul was the seat of the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate in Iraq. With 1.8 million people ... Read More

Iran – Iraq Earthquake death rate 400 and climbing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 13, 2017

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing about 400 people, almost all of them ... Read More

Iraq told Qatar to suspend Qatar Airways flights to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 28, 2017

Based on notifications received from the Iraqi Authorities to suspend operations of all international flights into Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, Qatar Airways announced ... Read More

Iraq and Saudi Arabia to re-open Arar border crossing closed for 27 years

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, when ... Read More

Traveling and like to breathe fresh air? Where not to go

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 20, 2017

The Gulf region may be the leader in luxury travel and tourism, but it does have the worst air quality in ... Read More