Visa & Travel
Please check with your nearest Iraqi Embassy about visa requirements and the application process. For more information about Visa to visit Iraq, please check the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Flights to the Kurdistan Region
The Kurdistan Region has two international airports: Erbil International Airport and Slemani International Airport. Most flights operating from Europe and the Middle East fly directly to Kurdistan, without going via Baghdad. Several charter companies also operate flights to Erbil or Slemani. More information on the Erbil and Slemani airports can be found on their websites:
Overland route to the Kurdistan Region
Overland entry into the Kurdistan Region is possible through Turkey. The suggested route is to fly to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and then take a two-hour domestic flight to Diyarbakir, Mardin, or Sirnak. From the Airport, taxis can be hired to drive to the Ibrahim Khalil/Habur border crossing point, Turkey’s border with the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. After crossing the border at Ibrahim Khalil, another taxi can take you to your destination in the Kurdistan Region.
For more information about the travel and location, please visit the official Website of Kurdistan Regional Government.
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