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Iraq uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type G.
The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic and Kurdish
Iraq uses the Iraqi dinar (symbol: ?.?), code IQD.Banknotes come in denominations of 50000, 25000, 10000, 5000, 1000, 500 and 250 dinars. Dinar is subdivided into 1000 filss. Coins come in denominations of null.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Iraq. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Iraq is on average 3.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Iraq is low. It is not as easy to find one.
To call Iraq, dial +, then 964 (the country code for Iraq), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Iraq, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .
Import and export information
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Iraq, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.
Cholera is a risk in Iraq, and this vaccination is recommended for adults who are traveling to an area of active cholera transmission. However, because cholera is rare in travellers, consultation with a doctor regarding this vaccination should be sought prior to travel. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDC Cholera Advice.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Iraq, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites.
H5N1 Avian Influenza cases have been reported in Iraq. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been found in the Middle East. For further information, please visit the CDC MERS Advice.