15 March 2020 – Curfew implemented and all flights banned

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration, Local Government, Police, Tourism
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: N/A

Overview: Additional measures were to be implemented starting from the 17th of March 2020 such as: – Implementing a curfew from March 17-March 23
– Banning of all flights from March 17- March 23
– Preventing the movements within the governorates and the continuation of the nationwide prohibition of public gatherings.
– To continue the usage of roadblocks in Erbil and Sulaimani to ensure lockdown
– To continue the lockdown in Najaf governorate that started on the 11th of March 2020

Full details here: https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/323091/iraq-authorities-implement-further-measures-due-to-covid-19-from-march-17-update-13

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat to the country, Considered a necessary escalation of current measures