An easy way to get out of Iraqi Kurdistan is to get a bus to Istanbul. However, it seems that not everything goes well and my supposedly “easy trip out” was transformed into a mess as the bus didn’t arrive to Dohuk, and the company responsable for these trips got me a taxi to Zakho
This is possibly the cheapest and easier way to enter Iraq. The journey is long and takes about 30 hours but is worth by many reasons. The bus crew will help you at the border of Turkey and at the border of Iraq also as they do not want to wait much since they have
Zakho is the border town of Iraq and Turkey, where the huge border complex of Ibrahim Khalil is located. There are hundreds of peace keeping forces and the US Peace Corps on the border. Zakho has around 90,000 habitants and the town itself has lots of shops and commerce activity so expect lots of trucks
You can navigate this map with the arrows on the left to zoom, pull to the side and choose how you want to display the map: Land, Map or Satellite (buttons on right side). Map of Zakho Iraq
This page contains information about how to get a visa to Iraqi Kurdistan – Republic of Iraq. YES! you can get a 11 days automatic / free of charge visa on Ibrahim Khalil’s border. But, the Iraq visa you’ll get on the border will be only to the Kurdish protected region. Currently the situation in
This is a small selection of photos from this set “Photos Bus Istanbul to Erbil”.
Video border North Iraq
Video Zakho City Iraq