What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Iraq?

  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Iraq.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Iraq:

  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies- especially for those who is visiting rural areas
  • Yellow fever


Other health risks: Malaria and Dehydration

What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Iraq?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Basic medical amenities are not available in Iraq.
  • In the situation of any emergency or illness, an evacuation by air ambulance is required.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Iraq and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Iraq.

Health tips while travelling to Iraq:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Iraq. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Iraq.

Also Read: Customs followed in Iraq

Last update on February 2, 11:29 am by Nidhi S.