Iraq is the Arab tourism capital and the second-largest city in the Arab world after Cairo. The country has several pilgrimage sites which makes it a popular religious tourism site. Asides being a top destination for pilgrims, the country has four world heritage sites and the Iraqi Plastic Artists Society where numerous traditional artworks are displayed.
Despite the activities of ISIS in Iraq, the country is still a top site for pilgrims. Over 890,000 tourists visit Iraq yearly with a large number of them being pilgrims.
Foreigners are expected to obey Islamic laws while in the country and avoid trying to preach your beliefs to Iraqis. You are not allowed to be in possession of more than $10,000 or its equivalent upon entry to Iraq.