Amidst the continuing tension in Iran and Iraq as Iran tries to protect its counterpart from ISIS advances, it is vital that you take all necessary precautions and understand all travel advice offered to you if you’re making any essential trips to either of the two countries or are living in Iran or Iraq.
Where can you travel to?
Because we have partnered up with the government’s Know Before You Go scheme, we’re able to offer you an abundance of information about your chosen destination and some of the most crucial advice they give if you’re making an essential trip to Iraq and Iran includes travel warnings about where you should and shouldn’t go when you arrive. Understandably decades of tension has meant there are very few places you can go and be at all safe however the Foreign Office (FCO) has issued this updated, advisory warning as a result of recent events in both countries:
The Foreign Office advises against all travel to:
The Foreign office advises against all but essential travel to:
The FCO also suggests that if you are travelling to either country to:
Security remains uncertain in both countries and many others across the Middle East, which means it could deteriorate more so very quickly. Having a number of contingency plans that you’ll be able to rely on and watching or reading regularly updated media reports will better your chances of remaining safe and secure as routes to exit points out of these countries can quickly become blocked or be closed.
Unfortunately, because these are such high risk countries you will find it incredibly difficult to find an insurance policy that will cover you whilst in Iraq or Iran and this is why you must be absolutely certain of what you can do to protect your own welfare and those travelling with you, at all times. Without a safety net, uneasy times can be significantly more daunting but the Foreign Office will always be contactable in any time of need.