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Cheap Flights to Baghdad International

Cheap Flights to Baghdad International Airport

Divided into a moderately-secure Green Zone and a lawless Red Zone, Baghdad is one of the most dangerous cities on earth for foreign travelers.  The majority of visitors to the Iraqi capital come to take part in the business of protecting and rebuilding this former jewel of the Middle East, and are provided with secure transportation and accommodation through their employer.  Independent and leisure travelers are few and far between, and the city presently has little infrastructure to support recreational travel.  However, it is still possible to book a cheap flight to Baghdad International Airport, and the world remains hopeful that one day Baghdad will be restored to its former glory as a stunning travel destination.    

Best Time to Book a Flight to Baghdad International Airport

Travelers are encouraged to visit Baghdad when the city has been identified as a safe travel destination by the Government of Canada.  At present, many of the city's most popular attractions are closed or severely damaged, which is another strong reason to hold off on booking a flight to Baghdad.  Travelers who absolutely cannot wait to fly to Baghdad should consider visiting in the early spring or late fall, when the chances of extreme temperatures (which could include summer heatwaves reaching fifty degrees Celsius).  Skyscanner's month search tool can show you all of the available flights to Baghdad International Airport within any thirty-day period. 

Airlines that Fly to Baghdad International Airport

Several airlines have continued to provide scheduled service to Baghdad International Airport despite the ongoing security concerns. Turkish Airlines flies to Baghdad through both major airports in Istanbul, while Emirates connects through Dubai and Qatar Airways flies through Doha.  The country's national airline, Iraqi Airlines, also provides service to many European and Asian airports.  When you search for cheap flights to Baghdad International Airport on Skyscanner it is easy to sort available flights by price, duration, number of stopovers or preferred airline.  

What to Expect When Arriving at the Baghdad International Airport

The Baghdad International Airport is the largest airport in the country, and the primary hub for Iraqi Airways.  It is situated approximately fifteen kilometers west of the city center.  Although the Baghdad International Airport has a number of services for travelers including wireless internet, a bank, ATMs, an information desk and assistance with booking transportation, the availability and reliability of these services cannot be guaranteed.  Travelers who choose to visit Baghdad are strongly encouraged to organize their own ground transportation through a reliable security provider. 

Tips and Advisories for Travel to Baghdad International Airport

Foreign Affairs Canada strongly encourages Canadian travelers to avoid all travel to any part of Iraq outside of those areas controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), due to the serious risk of terrorist attacks.  Baghdad is not within the KRG's territory and remains one of the most dangerous cities on earth for foreign travelers.  Canadian travelers require a valid visa to enter Iraq through the Baghdad International Airport.  Visas are initially valid for ten days, after which they must be renewed with the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior.

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