Malaria precautions are essential. Malaria risk exists from May to November. The risk is present below 1500m in northern areas of Duhok, Erbil and Sulaimaniya provinces. You will require Avloclor Tablets (Chloroquine) as the preferred anti-malarial medication if visiting or passing through these areas.
All other areas very low risk, adopt bite avoidance measures.
For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, see our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page.
Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Iraq:
|Cholera||Hepatitis A||Hepatitis B||Japanese Encephalitis||Meningitis||Rabies|
|Tetanus||Tick Borne Encephalitis||Polio||Typhoid||Yellow Fever Vaccine|
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission