Skip to main content

Iraq to close airports, borders for October election

Iraqi authorities have prioritized security in the lead-up to the first election since 2018.
Iraq elections

Iraq will close its airports and borders for next month’s election. 

The election will take place Oct. 10. The day before that, all airports and borders will close, and travel between provinces will be restricted. Travel will then return to normal the morning of Oct. 11, the election’s security committee spokesperson Ghalib al-Atiya told the official Iraqi Media Network on Wednesday. 

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.