Update on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Position, 16.04.2020

The government of Iraq has extended the nationwide curfew until the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan (23 April 2020) in order to continue containing the spread of the COVID-19, according to an official statement published by the Ministry of Health yesterday (15.04.20).

Furthermore, the Kurdistan Regional Government has decided in a virtual session of the Council of Ministers yesterday (15.04.20) to extend the public holiday in the Kurdistan Region until 2 May 2020 at least (closure of government institutions and agencies, schools and universities). 

The Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan, accredited to Iraq, urges all its citizens in Iraq to follow the instructions of the authorities and abide by the measures taken. For further information regarding the consular services (including visa) of the Embassy or emergency assistance for Swiss citizens abroad, please read the previous announcements of the Embassy.