Iraq: restrictions and entry requirements 2023

Iraq: country’s borders status

Borders are open. Currently there are no imposed COVID-related restrictions.

National holidays in Iraq in 2023

Public holidays and festivals in Iraq in 2023. Non-working days:

  • Sunday, 1 January: New Year (السنة الجديدة);
  • Friday, 6 January: Armed Forces Day (يوم القوات المسلحة);
  • Monday, 6 March: National Day for Tolerance and Coexistence (اليوم الوطني للتسامح والتعايش);
  • March 21, Tuesday: spring day (يوم الربيع);
  • April 21, Friday: Eid al-Fitr (عيد الأضحى);
  • from April 22 to April 23, from Saturday to Sunday: Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر);
  • Monday, 1 May: Labor Day (عيد العمال);
  • from June 28 to July 1, from Wednesday to Saturday: Eid al-Adha (إجازة عيد الأضحى);
  • Friday, 14 July: Republic Day (يوم الجمهورية);
  • Wednesday, 19 July: Islamic New Year (رأس السنة الهجرية);
  • Friday, 28 July: Ashura (عاشوراء);
  • Wednesday, 27 September: Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (مولد النبي محمد);
  • Tuesday, 3 October: Iraqi Independence Day (عيد استقلال العراق);
  • Sunday, 10 December: Anniversary of the Victory over ISIS (ذكرى الانتصار على داعش);
  • Monday, 25 December: Christmas Day (عيد الميلاد).

Bridge holidays in Iraq in 2023:

  • in honor of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, an additional day off on April 24 (Monday).

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