Iraq: MEA issues travel advisory to Indians
Amid the ongoing crisis in Iraq, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday issued a travel advisory to Indians, warning them to avoid all travel to the country until further notification.
"In view of the precarious security situation prevailing in Iraq, Indian nationals are advised to avoid all travel to Iraq, until further notification," the MEA said in a statement.
"Indian nationals in Iraq may consider leaving the country by commercial means if it is safe to do so. Our nationals living in areas affected by the ongoing armed conflict are advised to stay indoors as far as possible and are advised to remain in contact with our Embassy in Baghdad for necessary advice and updated information on the evolving security situation. Those nationals who do not have travel documents or need other consular services are advised to seek assistance from the Indian Embassy in Baghdad," it said.
The MEA issued the advisory at a time when Sunni-militant ISIS fighters were controlling several towns of the country like Mosul and Tikrit.
(Posted on 15-06-2014)