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Iraq / Iran - GPS allowed

We intend to explore the kurdish provinces in the north of Iraq.
Does anybody know if there are GPS-restrictions for this area?

I think in Iran GPS usage is allowed in general but not close to military places. Right?
Did anybody face any problems?

Thanks for your answeres in advance!

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I don't know about iraq, but we had no problems using our Garmin in Iran, even at the borders. There's also car GPS systems for sale in Iran.
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GPS was no issue with police/army in both countries (Irak + Iran).

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No problems last year in Iran with our Garmin GPS..
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I just passed Iran, now I'm in Pakistan. From Mashhad I rode to east near Turkmenistan border, then I headed down to south by the border and when I reach to Afghanistan border the roads were closed by military, then I accidenty got a road which comes too close to Afghan border, then meet the soldiers and spent my 24 hours with the military. I didnt arrested but lost one day for the paperwork.

Every soldier that I met during this 24 hours asked me about my GPS, I have no GPS with me but my mobile phone has, as every smart phone has nowadays. When I asked them that is GPS forbidden in Iran they said yes, I think they don't know the exact restrictions.

But at the border crossings or on the road no police asked me about that if I have GPS.
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