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Security Alert: Baghdad (Iraq), Ordered Departure for all Non-Emergency Personnel

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Event:  The U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees from Iraq, both at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil.  Normal visa services at both posts will be temporarily suspended.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iraq. 

  • Actions to Take:

    Depart Iraq by commercial transportation as soon as possible
  • Avoid U.S. facilities within Iraq
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Review personal security plans
  • Remain aware of surroundings
  • Review the complete Travel Advisory for Iraq
  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas

 
Assistance

U.S. Embassy Baghdad
Al-Kindi Street, International Zone, Baghdad
Telephone (during business hours)
From Iraq:  0760-030-3000;
From the United States:  301-985-8841
U.S. Citizen Emergency After-Hours Telephone (ask for the duty officer)
From Iraq:  0760-030-3000;
From the United States:  301-985-8841
E-mail: BaghdadACS@state.gov
Website: https://iq.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Consulate General Erbil
413 Ishtar, Ankawa Erbil, Iraq
Telephone (during business hours)
From Iraq:  0760-030-3227;
From the United States:  240-264-3467 extension 4554
U.S. Citizen Emergency After-Hours Telephone (ask for the duty officer)
From Iraq:  066-211-4554;
From the United States:  240-264-3467
E-mail: ErbilACS@state.gov
Website: https://iq.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/erbil/