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India revises travel advisory, says Indians can travel to Iraq barring 5 provinces

NEW DELHI: India has issued a revised shuttle advisory for Iraq, stating that due to the development in the security situation, Indians would possibly now imagine travelling to the rustic with the exception of to five provinces which might be nonetheless affected by terrorism and violence. "With improvement in security situation in Iraq, Indian nationals may now consider travelling to the country except to the five provinces of Iraq, namely Nineveh (capital Mosul); Salahuddin (capital Tikrit); Diyala (capital Baquba); Anbar (capital Ramadi) and Kirkuk," the advisory issued through the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) mentioned.

Indian nationals are steered to not shuttle to the five provinces in Iraq as those remain affected by terrorism and violence, it mentioned.

Indians wishing to shuttle for employment to the safe areas rather then those listed as unsafe areas, will have to check in on e-migrate portal of the government and inform the Indian Embassy in Baghdad or the consulate general of India in Erbil prior to travelling to Iraq, the advisory mentioned.

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