Travel To Iran Guide and TIPLatest advices for Travel to Iran including Information on visas, Health & Safety, When to go - women travelers, Money matters and getting to Iran by Land, Sea and Air.
Entry to Iran, advices and Visa tipsFor traveling to Iran Most nationalities including those from the USA, Canada and the UK need a visa to enter Iran as a tourist, But Travelers from Turkey, Malaysia and Georgia can travel to Iran without visa and they can stay in Iran up to 3 month, If your nationality is not on the following list, then you should contact Iranian Embassy and apply for a Iran visa before Travel to Iran.
Iran tourist Visa on Arrival (VOA): Visas are only issued at the airport for holders of ordinary passports from the states below; (the safest way is to arrange visa in advance at Iranian consulate, CONTACT US).
Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, China (People’s Republic), Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, (Rep), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak(Rep), Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietna.
Getting to Iran by Air, Sea and Land:
Find out how to get to Iran by air, land and sea. Read this article for in depth information about Iran border crossing and getting to Iran by Sea boundaries. Iran has five main international airports: Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), Esfahan Airport, Shiraz Airport, Mash’had Airport and Tabriz Airport. You can also fly direct to Tehran, Shiraz, Esfahan and Tabriz from Dubai, Doha, Istanbul, and even directly from Berlin and other European cities. Most long distance flights will arrive in Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport. It's a modern airport with plenty of transport options to take you in to the center of Tehran or to other destinations in Iran. You can take a Bus to the city center directly from IKA airport.
Health and Safety Travel to Iran: Iran has state-of-the-art medical facilities in all its major cities. Apart from being up to date with your usual travel vaccinations (tetanus, polio) no special preparation is needed for travel to Iran. In case of serious illness or accident, you can ask to be taken to a hospital with English-speaking staff (such as Milad Hospital, Atiyeh Hospital, Mehrad Hospital, Day Hospital or Khatam ol-Anbia Hospital in Tehran). Make sure that your health insurance covers illness or accident on holidays since free medical service is not available in Iran. tap water is safe to drink in most of the country; also Mineral water is widely available, although you may find the chalkiness and taste off-putting in some areas (mainly Qom, Yazd, Hormozgan and Boushehr provinces).
How about Iranian People: In case of Safety Travel to Iran and in general, Iran is much safer than what Westerners might expect. Iranian people are genuinely friendly and interested to know about you and your country, so leave aside your pre-conceptions and come with an open mind. Iran is still a relatively low-crime country
Immunizations: No vaccinations are required by law to Travel Iran
Women Travelers in Iran: When you travel to Iran as women travelers then you should know that Iran is an Islamic Country and like many Islamic countries you should be modest in what you wear. Alone women travellers should not encounter any major problems when traveling to Iran, we have received many report from the Women travelers in Iran that they had no issue when they traveled to Iran ALONE. Women travelers LESS attract attention regardless what they wear and even if someone looks you then be sure all are harmless.
What are dress code for women travelers in Iran: Iran budget tour has received too many e-mail regarding how women travelers should wear in Iran, well, good questions to answer; though many women travelers think they must be covered all BLACK- when they travel to Iran, in fact Iran isn’t that much district for women travelers and Women by law must wear a headscarf in public and you can wear your suit color-full dress and this typically means covering your hair, your body between your knees and elbows, trousers, long shorts or skirt to the knee (at least) and short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts.
When to visit Iran: when to go to Iran as Iran has a diverse climate. As with many destinations the weather for travel to Iran usually determines the best time to travel to Iran. The northwest of land during the winter months, December and January, it can get quite cold with heavy snowfall and subfreezing temperatures. Spring and fall are relatively mild, while summers are dry and hot. In the south, winters are mild and the summers are very hot, having average daily temperatures in July exceeding 38° C (100° F) and can hit 50° C in parts of the desert. On the Khuzestan plain, summer heat is accompanied by high humidity. In general, Iran has an arid climate in which most of the relatively scant annual precipitation falls from October through April. In most of the country, yearly precipitation averages 25 CM or less. The major exceptions are the higher mountain valleys of the Zagros and the Caspian coastal plain, where precipitation averages at least 50 CM annually. In the western part of the Caspian, rainfall exceeds 100 CM annually and is distributed relatively evenly throughout the year.
What is the Best Time for Iran Tourism:The peak tourist season for travel to Iran is from Mid-April to late October. If you want to avoid the crowds and the heat, travel before or after this time. If you are traveling during these months then be sure to make some of your hotel bookings in advance especially in Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz and Yazd.
Currency of Iran: the Iranian unit of currency is the RIAL which is called Toman and 10.000 RIAL cost app. 1 US$ which you can buy 3 big bottle of water, there are NOT ATM's throughout Iran and you cannot use your credit cards in Iran such as visa, master, amex, discover etc. you see ATM’s but those are open to Iranian banking systems which is work only inside of Iran. You may use you credit cards if you buy Persian carpets, rugs, or maybe in some higher end hotels, American Australian and Canadian Dollars, Euro and British Pounds are easily and widely changeable at all of the exchange offices throughout Iran.