What is Cloudflare Error 1009?

Cloudflare's "Error 1009 Access Denied: Country or region banned" can be encountered when web scraping Cloudflare-covered websites.

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Error 1009: Country or region banned - Cloudflare

It generally means that the 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.

To bypass Cloudflare in this scenario, the web scraper needs to use proxy IPs from allowed countries.

For more on IP-blocking see our introduction article: How to avoid web scraper IP blocking? and for more on Cloudflare bypass see how to bypass Cloudflare article.

For ScrapFly users, see country parameter in proxy configuration

How to bypass Cloudflare when web scraping in 2024

For more on how Cloudflare is blocking web scrapers see our in-depth explanation blog.

How to bypass Cloudflare when web scraping in 2024
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