Top Tips for Travelers
Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport!
Read the Consular Information Sheets (and Public Announcements or Travel Warnings, if applicable) for the countries you plan to visit.
Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with family or friends at home, so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
Have a name tag with your details such as hotel name, address telephone number on it in case you get lost.
Make sure you have insurance that will cover your emergency medical needs while you are overseas.
Make sure to take a registered taxi on arrival – these taxi's are available at Baghdad International Airport
Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, while in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws!
Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas and never accept packages from strangers.Do not become a target for thieves by wearing conspicuous clothing and expensive jewellary and do not carry excessive amounts of cash or unnecessary credit cards.
Deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques in order to avoid violating local laws.
When overseas, avoid demonstrations and other situations that may become unruly.