Short answer; Erbil is very safe. Please don't be surprised if you see lots of CHECKPOINTS - they're there to ensure everyone's safety. Canadian citizens are eligible for a 15-day free-of-charge visit visa on arrival at Erbil International Airport, renewable for up to 90 days at the Directorate of Residence in Erbil.
Hope you enjoy your stay in ErbilEdited: 7:54 am, March 18, 2013
I just did a search on Google, and found these incidents of bombing in Erbil. Is there some reason why I shouldn't be concerned by this ?
2005 - 60 people killed
2007 - 19 people killed
2012 (April) - car bomb
2013 (March - just 2 weeks ago) - car bomb
It doesn't sound so safe to me, but maybe there is something you people know that I don't ?
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I believe that the car bombing in March was a car that was in Kirkuk. A sticky bomb was placed on the car and it detonated outside of the city of Erbil. That has not changed our security posture here. I agree with Titanium123, I feel much safer here than in most cities.
Iam kuwaity and I would like to visit Erbail to get work with one of oil serve. company .What should I do?
As Titanium123 pointed out the streets of Erbil are much safer than streets of Virginia, Texas or Connecticut. You get people visiting other parts of Iraq and leave their vehicles around while terrorists stick explosives to their cars and come back to Erbil.