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Cheap flights to Iraq

Popular in December High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price $901 Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
Round-trip from $810 From New York to Baghdad
One-way from $575 One-way flight from New York to Baghdad
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Iraq related to COVID-19?

There are current restrictions for travel to Iraq at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Iraq citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

National airports are open with full service, however flights to/from Turkey are no longer operating as of October 3.

Entry requirements

Individuals traveling to Iraq are required to carry out a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to the flight and should be prepared to present results at passport control. Face coverings are mandatory on flights and in airports. Thermal temperature screening is in place at airport entrances and for arrival passengers. Travelers arriving at Erbil International Airport must have a negative COVID-19 test result that is less than 48 hours old. Travelers without a COVID-19 result will be tested at their cost. Arriving travelers must sign a pledge to quarantine for 48 hours at their destination until they receive results.

Quarantine requirements

All travelers arriving from abroad will be requested to quarantine for 14 days and may be requested to provide proof of reservation in a hotel for the duration of the quarantine period.

All other info

As the situation is changing rapidly, all travelers entering the Kurdistan region, regardless of previous travel, should be aware they could be subject to screening and restrictions upon arrival at the direction of the regional health department, including being quarantined at a facility and for a duration mandated by the regional health department.

. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

Cheapest Prices for Iraq flights by month

January
$992
February
$981
March
$909
April
$969
May
$1,091
June
$1,415
July
$1,218
August
$1,021
September
$934
October
$952
November
$926
December
$1,028
March is currently the cheapest month to fly to Iraq. At this moment in time June is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Iraq?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - BGW
Price
$909 - $1,649
BGW
Temperature
59 - 111.2 °F
BGW
Rainfall
0 - 1.18 inches
March is typically the best time to fly to Iraq, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Iraq then July is statistically the hottest. December is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Iraq?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Iraq, you should look to book at least 45 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Iraq?

Wednesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Iraq. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Iraq?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Iraq. Generally the prices will increase for flights at noon as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to Iraq?

Considering the airline, the fastest one-stop flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Baghdad International Airport takes around 14h 15m, while the shortest flight time from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Erbil International Airport is roughly 13h 50m. The shortest one-stop flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to Baghdad, Iraq is roughly 19h 15m, while flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Erbil International take approximately 22h 40m. Some flights can take as long as 38h, depending on the airline, number of stops, and duration of the stopover.

Which cities offer direct flights to Iraq?

Unfortunately, direct flights from the United States to Iraq are currently not serviced by any airline. However, Turkish Airlines offers one-stop flight deals to Iraq from New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Los Angeles with stopovers at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Alternatively, Qatar Airways offers one-stop flights from Seattle, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas with stopovers at Doha Hamad International. If you’re flying to Erbil International, you’ll find one-stop flights at Houston, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and New York with stopovers in Istanbul Atatürk Airport serviced by Turkish Airways and Qatar Airways.

What is the best way to travel around Iraq?

Air travel is a quick and straightforward way to travel around Iraq, ideal for long-distance trips between cities. Domestic flights link the major cities, including Erbil, Basra, and Baghdad. Iraq also has a railway system connecting Basra to Baghdad. The train runs one time every day. A convenient way to travel around is by car however, by bus is less expensive.

What are some things to do in Iraq?

Iraq offers several tourist attractions, such as the Ishtar Gate, the Tower of Babel art museum, the Ziggurat of Ur, and the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. If you’re visiting Erbil, Sami Abdulrahman Park or Shanadar Park provides a nice destination for taking walks, or enjoying a picnic. These attractions feature restaurants, a pond and, play areas for children. Depending on your desired location, other activities in Iraq may include wildlife excursions, river boat rides, and cave tours. In addition, the country hosts interesting festivals like the Iraqi short film festival, the Assyrian New Year, and Baghdad’s Summer Festival.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Iraq?

In order to fly to Iraq, you will need a visa issued in advance. You will also need a passport that has been valid for at least six months from the date the visa was issued. If your plans include a visit to Iraqi Kurdistan, you can get a visa on arrival at Erbil International Airport or Sulaymaniyah International Airport. If you choose to do this, the visa is only valid for that region and is not valid for travel into other areas of the country. Single entry visas are good for up to three months and multi-entry visas are good for up to a year.

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