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General Information

The official languages of Iraq are Arabic, Kurdish.

The national currency of Iraq is Iraqi dinar (IQD).

1 IQD equals  .
equals  IQD.

Location

Iraq

The distance from to Iraq is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

The U.S. Department of State strongly advises U.S. citizens to not travel to Iraq! Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Iraq is 46. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 or 911 to call the police in Iraq.

LGBT

Iraq has a score of -7 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Iraq ranks #146 worldwide.

Iraqi law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address the issue of sexual orientation or gender identity. Societal discrimination in employment, occupation, and housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and unconventional appearance is common in Iraq.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Iraq should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Iraq:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Iraq to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Iraq differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Iraq, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type D
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Iraq and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 55–84°F  /  13–29°C 46% 1%
Sat November 09 58–86°F  /  14–30°C 28% 0%
Sun November 10 54–86°F  /  12–30°C 26% 0%
Mon November 11 54–85°F  /  12–30°C 25% 0%
Tue November 12 56–83°F  /  13–28°C 28% 1%
Wed November 13 58–82°F  /  14–28°C 28% 0%
Thu November 14 60–83°F  /  16–28°C 28% 6%
Fri November 15 56–81°F  /  13–27°C 44% 6%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:29 am and sets at 05:08 pm. This equates to 10.7 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Iraq, it is in . When the sun sets in Iraq, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Iraq is 2.33 IQD. Every kilometer costs an additional 2.33 IQD. Every hour of waiting time costs 7.00 IQD.

Car Rental

International driving permits are not recognized in Iraq.

The minimum driving age is 16 for motorcycles, 18 for cars.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 5.07 IQD.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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