Iraqi Kurdistan - Turkey border crossing reports

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Malcolm
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Re: Iraqi Kurdistan - Turkey border crossing reports

Postby Malcolm » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:47 pm

Thanks for the information. When you entered Kurdish Iraq, you got a 30 day permit on arrival at the border?
Maybe you didn't notice, being on a bus at night, but I was just wondering about road conditions, as I'll be cycling.
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Re: Iraqi Kurdistan - Turkey border crossing reports

Postby CallumT » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:46 am

Yep, 30 days visa free on arrival at the border. Only for Iraqi Kurdistan of course though, not valid for any other region in Iraq. It's just a stamp in the passport as well, no physical permit or anything.

All the main roads in Kurdistan are very good surprisingly. The only annoying thing is the insane amount of speed bumps they use. I don't remember anything specific about the road to the border, but that probably means it was good quality like everywhere else.
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Re: Iraqi Kurdistan - Turkey border crossing reports

Postby Malcolm » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:42 am

Great. Thanks again for the information.
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Re: Iraqi Kurdistan - Turkey border crossing reports

Postby Giom » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:29 pm

Hi Malcolm,
Have you been cycling from Turkey over Iraqi Kurdistan to Iran? Would be very interested about your story, as I would also like to cycle there!
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