Cloudflare Error 1009: what is it and how to avoid it?

"Error 1009 Access Denied: Country or region banned" can be encountered when web scraping Cloudflare-covered websites. This generally means that website does not support the country or region of a web scraper's IP address.
For example, if a scraper is hosted on a server in the US and scraping a website located in Germany it can be easily identified and blocked based on its IP address.

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Error 1009: Country or region banned - Cloudflare

To avoid this error we can use IP proxies of allowed countries or web scraping APIs such as ScrapFly. For more on IP-blocking see our introduction article: How to avoid web scraper IP blocking?

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