Drive your own car into Iraqi Kurdistan.

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paudearara
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Drive your own car into Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Hi everyone!

I am planning a Silk Road trip from Istanbul to Vladvostok 2 years from now, with our own vehicle.

I've seen many reports of safe driving in Iraqi Kurdistan with rental cars, but havent found anything about driving your own car into Iraq.

My plan is to drive from Iran into Iraqi Kurdistan and then back to Iran to proceed eastwards.

Does anyone have any experiences in this regard?

Cheeers,
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adi
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Re: Drive your own car into Iraqi Kurdistan.

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I did go there late 2019 by bus. But the idea came from some youtube videos I had watched from a guy who drove with his banged up car and cat. Thus if you understand German you get a first hand report (beware that "reporter" is a bit into conspiracies). My report with links to the 5 videos on page 15, footnotes 14 and 15.
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paudearara
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Re: Drive your own car into Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Unfortunately I am not a german speaker... but thanks for the reply!! cheers
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Lovetheworld
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Re: Drive your own car into Iraqi Kurdistan.

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If it is youtube, it may offer a translate function.

At the time (2012) it was only possible to enter from turkey side, as the Iranian side was only for residents of Iran and Iraq. So please check this.
Because of that and time constraints we didn't do it.
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