- In light of the turmoil in
Iraq, India has issued a travel advisory to avoid
“non-essential” travel to that country.
- “In view of the
prevailing situation in Iraq,” as a precautionary measure, the
Ministry of External Affairs has issued a travel advisory -“Indian
nationals are advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Iraq until
further notification,” the Ministry said.
- The travel advisory also
advised Indian nationals residing in Iraq “to be alert and may avoid
travel within Iraq”.
- The Directorate General of
Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Indian airline companies to remain
vigilant and take all precautions in airspace over Iran, Iraq, Gulf of
Oman and waters of Persian Gulf, hours after a Ukrainian International
airlines carrying about 180 passengers crashed near Tehran in Iran.
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