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Discussions focus on regional security during official visit by Ignazio Cassis to Iraq

05.04.2021 — Press release Iraq
As part of his official visit to Iraq, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis met with his counterpart from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein, Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi and the Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Mohamed al-Halbousi. Discussions focused on the MENA Strategy 2021–24, in particular Switzerland's commitment to promoting dialogue and regional stability. Iraq is the first stop on Mr Cassis's tour of the region, which will also take in Oman and Lebanon.


Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis to visit Iraq, Oman and Lebanon

01.04.2021 — Press release Iraq
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) will visit Iraq, Oman and Lebanon from 3 to 8 April 2021. The main purpose of the trip is to hold talks on the priorities of the MENA Strategy 2021–24, with a particular focus on promoting dialogue, reducing regional tensions, sustainable development and humanitarian activities. 


COVID-19: New Government Measures

09.03.2021 — Position Iraq

In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Iraqi government decided to extend the nationwide curfew until 22 March 2021.

A total lockdown shall be imposed on the weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), while a curfew will be in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 



COVID-19: New government measures

01.03.2021 — Position Iraq
The Authorities in the Kurdistan Regional Government has imposed additional COVID-19 measures as of 24 February 2021. Officials have banned entry into the region from other Iraqi governorates until further notice. The measure exempts diplomats, government officials, and individuals working for international organizations.


COVID-19 Update: New Government Measures

15.02.2021 — Local news Iraq
Iraq’s Higher Committee for Health and National Safety decided to impose restrictions on movement and social gathering in Iraq as cases of the coronavirus in the country grow in number.


COVID-19 Announcement: Entry to Switzerland

11.02.2021 — Local news Iraq
Switzerland introduced new rules for people entering Switzerland on 8 February 2021. Depending on the type of travel, you might have to fill out a form for incoming travellers, show proof of a negative test and/or go into quarantine.



Coronavirus: New Announcement

22.07.2020 — Position Iraq
The Iraqi government’s High National Health and Safety Committee announced on 16 July 2020 the shortening of the partial curfew. It is now set from 9.30 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.




COVID-19: Curfew measures

28.05.2020 — Iraq

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and due to the spike of coronavirus cases in Iraq, the Federal Minister of Health announced on 24 May 2020 that the full lockdown is extended for 9 days. The conditions imposed in this regard may vary between different provinces and areas. The Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan, accredited to Iraq, encourages all its citizens to inform themselves through official channels about the measures in place in their region. 

The Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan, accredited to Iraq, refers to its previous news announcements for further information and urges all its citizens in Iraq to follow the instructions of the authorities and abide by the measures taken. For further information please read the previous announcements of the Embassy.

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