COVID-19 Eid Al-Fitr measures

Local news, 21.05.2020

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Iraqi High Commission for Health and Safety announced a total lockdown during Eid Al Fitr holidays. 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 Kurdistan Regional Government has extended the previously announced curfew measures until midnight 23 May 2020. A full 72-hour lockdown will be imposed during Eid al-Fitr holidays. All essential service facilities will be closed during this period and freedom of movement will be severely limited.

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.