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Iraq Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Feb 09, 2003

This Travel Warning is being issued to reflect the temporary closure of the U.S Interests Section at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Baghdad. No consular services are available to U.S. citizens at this time in Iraq. The U.S. Government continues to urge all U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Iraq. U.S. citizens in Iraq should depart. This warning replaces the Travel Warning of October 31, 2002.

The United States does not have diplomatic relations with Iraq, and there is no U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. While our interests in Iraq are represented by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Baghdad, due to the temporary closure of the U.S. Interests Section, there are no consular services available to U.S. citizens in Iraq. The United Nations and the United States continue to impose sanctions which restrict financial and economic activities with Iraq, including travel-related transactions.

Conditions throughout Iraq remain unsettled and dangerous. The Iraqi regimes continuing refusal to cooperate fully with U.N. weapons inspectors has led to mounting tension between Iraq and the international community. Foreigners present in Iraq have in the past been used as "human shields" by the regime during periods of confrontation with the international community. There are credible reports that foreigners may face the risk of kidnapping in Iraq.

Iraq continues to engage in a persistent pattern of challenges to the no-fly zones over northern and southern Iraq. These challenges include firing on the aircraft enforcing the no-fly zones, illuminating them with surface-to-air missile radar, and placing bounties on coalition aircrews. Coalition aircraft respond in self-defense to Iraqi threats by striking Iraq's air-defense system. Injuries to civilians have resulted from Iraqi anti-aircraft ordnance returning to earth in populated areas.

U.S. passports are not valid for travel to, in or through Iraq, unless they are validated by the Department of State. The only exceptions are the passports of American professional reporters or journalists on assignment in Iraq and Americans residing in Iraq as of February 8, 1991.

U.S. citizens who plan to travel to or remain in Iraq despite this Travel Warning, should consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet and the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, which are located on the Departments Internet site at http://travel.state.gov.

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Debugging Information
ColdFusion Server Enterprise 9,0,2,282541
Template /trv_rd.cfm
Time Stamp 02-Jun-20 09:08 PM
Locale English (US)
User Agent CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
Remote IP 173.245.54.145
Host Name 173.245.54.145


Execution Time

Total Time Avg Time Count Template
117 ms 117 ms 1 top level /home/www/html/trv_rd.cfm
87 ms 87 ms 1 /home/www/html/navsidesbottom_rdesign4.cfm
85 ms 85 ms 1 /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm
85 ms 85 ms 1 /home/www/html/navrightmidcolumn_rdesign4.cfm
23 ms 23 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm
13 ms 13 ms 1 /home/www/html/leftnav_rdesign4.cfm
13 ms 13 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm
9 ms 9 ms 1 /home/www/html/Application.cfm
7 ms 7 ms 1 /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm
1 ms 1 ms 1 /home/www/html/constants.cfm
1 ms 1 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottommobilenav_rdesign4.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottomnav_rdesign4.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 2 /home/www/html/navinjection.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/datasources.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/ibkey.cfm
1 ms  STARTUP, PARSING, COMPILING, LOADING, & SHUTDOWN
127 ms  TOTAL EXECUTION TIME
red = over 250 ms average execution time


SQL Queries

GeneralSet (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=1, Cached Query) in /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
  SELECT * FROM genset 
WHERE dbname = "ee"
UpdateUserVisits (Datasource=forum, Time=8ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/Application.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
      	  UPDATE users
      	  SET uservisits = uservisits + 1              
       	  WHERE username = 'guest'
    	
getArticle2 (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=1, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/trv_rd.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	Select *
	From articles
	Where articleID = 1013 
UpdateImpressions (Datasource=expert, Time=6ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/trv_rd.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
  UPDATE articles
  SET impressions = impressions + 1
	Where articleID = 1013 
GetNetworks (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=153, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	Select *
	From Networks
	where isCity = 'country'
	order by networkname
getname (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	Select networkname, forumLink, frmid, networktype, isCity, hot, networkID, usekeywords, metatitle, shortname, shortnamecap
	From Networks
	Where networkID = 212 
getcities (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	Select *
	From citynetworks
	Where networkID = 212
	and status <> 'hold'
	ORDER by city
GetForums (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=154, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
  SELECT f.frmid, frmname, f.catid
  FROM forums f
  WHERE dbname = "ee"
and frmname <> "ee"
and frmname <> "Ecuador Welcome Forum"
and f.catid = 2
  GROUP BY f.frmid
  ORDER BY frmname
checklog (Datasource=stats, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT *
FROM tracking
WHERE ipaddress = '173.245.54.145'
and logtime > "2020-06-02 00:00:00.000"
and logtime < "2020-06-02 23:59:59.999"
ORDER BY logtime DESC
gettower (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	Select *
	From banners, bannerPlacement
	WHERE status <> "hold"
	AND position = "eesubtowercountry"
    and toDate > "2020-06-01"
    and fromDate < "2020-06-02"
    and weight > 7
    and bannerPlacement.networkid = 212
    and bannerPlacement.bannerid = banners.bannerid
gettower (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=2) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	Select *
	From banners
	WHERE status <> "hold"
	and weight > 7
	AND position = "eesubtower"
    and toDate > "2020-06-01"
    and fromDate < "2020-06-02"
UpdatePageViews (Datasource=expert, Time=11ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
  UPDATE banners
  SET impressions = impressions + 1
  WHERE bannerid = 864 
gettopbanner (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=3, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	Select *
	From banners
	WHERE status <> "hold"
	AND position = "eebanner"
	and weight > 8
    and toDate > "2020-06-01"
    and fromDate < "2020-06-02"
UpdatePageViews (Datasource=expert, Time=6ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
  UPDATE banners
  SET impressions = impressions + 1
  WHERE bannerid = 874 
getpropertyslugs (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT *
FROM topics
WHERE topicid = 6
getclass (Datasource=tipripper, Time=32ms, Records=71) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	SELECT DISTINCT answersphoto.photo, answersphoto.answerid, answersphoto.qid, answers.rid, allreports.networkname, allreports.networkid, allreports.city, allreports.state
	FROM answersphoto, answers, allreports 
	WHERE answersphoto.answerid = answers.answerid
	and allreports.answerid = answers.answerid
	and allreports.topicid = 6
	and allreports.hide <> 'y'
	and (answers.paid = 'yes' or answers.paid = 'free')
	AND answersphoto.qid = '104'
	AND "2020-06-02" < allreports.enddate
	AND answersphoto.photo <> 'none'
	ORDER BY answerid DESC
getprice (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80553'
	AND answerstext.qid = 109
getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80553'
	AND answerstext.qid = 113
getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80553'
	AND answerstext.qid = 114
getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
FROM Networks
WHERE networkid = '39'
getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 133
AND answersmc.answerid = '80553'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 130
AND answersmc.answerid = '80553'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 132
AND answersmc.answerid = '80553'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getprice (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80538'
	AND answerstext.qid = 109
getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=6ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80538'
	AND answerstext.qid = 113
getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80538'
	AND answerstext.qid = 114
getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
FROM Networks
WHERE networkid = '20'
getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 133
AND answersmc.answerid = '80538'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 130
AND answersmc.answerid = '80538'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 132
AND answersmc.answerid = '80538'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getprice (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80534'
	AND answerstext.qid = 109
getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=7ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80534'
	AND answerstext.qid = 113
getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80534'
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getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=2ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
FROM Networks
WHERE networkid = '90'
getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 133
AND answersmc.answerid = '80534'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 130
AND answersmc.answerid = '80534'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 21:08:34.034
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 132
AND answersmc.answerid = '80534'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid


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