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Iraq - Level 4: Do Not Travel Source: U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, April 9, 2019


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Visiting one of the VWP invalidating countries does not invalidate a visa. That's the whole point, since the VWP invalidation compels the VWP national to obtain a visa, and if it also invalidated the visa there would be no way for such a VWP national to visit the US. You may get a little more questioning if the border guard knows about the visit, and you ...


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With the passage of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act in December 2015, previously-eligible nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries may no longer travel to the U.S. under the VWP if they have been to Iraq, Syria, Iran or Sudan since 2011. Assuming you are not already a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or a Canadian,...


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Summary: Most airlines consider the risk unacceptably high, and divert. Probably, your airline doesn't fly over Syria or Iraq (if in doubt, ask) That particular route (Gulf Air, London to Bahrain) does appear to take a diversion to avoid the whole of Syria and Iraq, judging by recent routes taken (see flight path below). This doesn't mean you're ...


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In the event of such an occurrence, the country banning its citizens from travelling to country B is in essence making a (hopefully temporary) law. This affects the citizens of this country only (unless it's a decree across say, a host of countries ruled by one government). These laws are local only and cannot impact on another country. No other country ...


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I travelled to Erbil two months back. You should not have any issues but it is not advised to stay for many weeks. The same is not the case with Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah. During my stay I was advised to not leave Erbil city because of possibility of widespread terror attacks. However, i am not sure if this qualifies for all types of trips. It is not a place ...


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It's possible, although I would not necessary recommend it in the current climate. First, a map courtesy of the CIA: Start from Diyarbakir, Turkey, in the Turkish area of Kurdistan. Cross into Iraqi Kurdistan via the Ibrahim Khalil checkpoint, firmly in Kurdish hands, and the town of Zakho. Detour to Faysh Khabur at Syria's northeastern tippy-top if you ...


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Is it safe? Well, it's certainly not safe enough for me to send my credit card details over this site. Here's why: Website is not encrypted and does not allow encryption: It does not matter that the flight selection site (https://booking.sita.aero/itd/itd/Air) is encrypted, you will afterwards be redirected again to a page for the credit card payment ...


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You would no longer be eligible for an ESTA but I know that is not the question. Your visa is still valid just be prepared for extra questioning, be honest about why you went and take evidence of the business you went to do and why you went. They may not even ask you unless they spot the Iraq visa in your passport, even then they might not be bothered. Just ...


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I'm not sure if you are asking about Visa requirements or things like that. However I can say for Iranian citizens (including Kurdish people) there are no visa requirements for travelling across those countries (Turkey, Iraq, Syria). I know the same rules apply for Turkish passports. Actually there are many public transports (bus, train, airplane) which ...


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Firstly, a transit visa won't be applicable because you are driving through UAE and as far as I remember transit visas for UAE are arranged through airlines. Individuals are either sponsored by someone living in UAE for short/long term or multiple entry visas or they go for an individual visit/tourist visa. Since you are a resident of a GCC country you can ...


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There should be NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) if any airspace is deemed too dangerous to overfly. A war zone is defined in advance in such a notice. If any aircraft happen to overfly those areas when it is declared, then the pilot needs to change flight corridor at the next waypoint. Of course, in war zone, there could be arranged (by pressure) for some safe ...


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