steven wrote:Hi cristiano,
What areas would you personally then consider very safe?
What's your planned itinerary?
From the research I've done, it looks like the following areas are ok:
entering from Turkey from the border at zakho, dahuk, lalish, amadiya, rawanduz, soran, gali ali bag waterfall, bekhal waterfall, erbil, sulamaniyah and halabja, and then exiting to Iran to marivan.
I'm not saying these area are safe, and I've not been there yet.
I'm saying that, from the research I've done, it looks like they are safe, but I suggest to everyone planning to go in that area to check again short before going.
Looks like mosul and kirkuk are not ok at the moment, but this can also change.
Basically, and simplifying, I would say that all the areas controlled at the moment by the self proclamed "Iraqi Kurdistan" are safe, while the areas controlled by the central government or disputed are not.