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You may bring prescription and over-the-counter medications to Iran, but we recommend you carry these in their original bottles and/or packaging.

Travelling to Iran will most appeal to guests who have an interest in Persian History, Iranian architecture, Archeology, or who have previously traveled to the Middle East and are looking for a more in-depth experience and feel Iran differently. Recently Iran was the host of many tourists from all around the world and was chosen as impressive tourist destination. Most Iran Visitors believe that Iran is a very welcoming destination filled with hospitable people as well as there are many opportunities for spontaneous interaction with locals.

Requirements for Iran travel visas depending on your nationality and purpose of travel.  Citizens of around 60 countries do not need a visa to enter Iran for travelling purposes for various amounts of times. Most other countries citizens can gain a visa on arrival from most of the major airports in Iran, although for peace of mind they can also apply for visas beforehand. Visas on arrival for most countries only allow for a stay of 15 days. For US and Canadian citizens due to lack of any consular services in Iran, must have prior approval of an itinerary and tour operator before applying for a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Most tour companies will take care of this for you. No citizens of Israel are permitted to travel to Iran. People who have an Israeli stamp in their passport will also be denied entry. All citizens except for Israeli can travel to Kish Island, a popular tourist island, without a visa for up to two weeks. Although Iran Welcomes You is unable to arrange visas on your behalf, Iran Welcomes You Has provided links on our “Resources” page to websites that will help you determine if visas are required. Therefore for more info please visit our Visa Application Page.

It depends on your plan and the time which is suitable for you to Travel to Iran. Indeed summers in Iran are really hot and winter is cold but not like Europe. Before traveling to Iran it is better to know about Irans' high seasons and low seasons, or eve n know about Ramadan month that can make problem for you to which can't find the open food store easily during the day. Iran's most popular holidays is around 21 of March Called it Norouz, is the time thar people inside Iran starts travelling within the country and can be crowded. So the best time for traveling to Iran depends on what kind of trip you want. 
Iran Welcomes you as the Iranian tour operator with at least 10 years experience kindly can give you and advises you may need for setting your time to step at Iran.

In some places travel insurance for Iran will be as normal as travelling elsewhere. Just make sure to confirm that your policy will cover Iran. Due to some travel warnings to Iran in some countries, some companies may not cover Iran. It is best to look around to see if any companies do, otherwise there are travel insurance companies which specialist in insurance to areas considered ‘high risk’. Alternatively, you can purchase insurance of the Iranian government at the airport for a small fee. Iran welcomes you can offer you the best insurance coverage in Iran to alleviate all your concern.

The World Health Organization recommends that all travelers regardless of the region they are travelling in should be covered for diphtheria’ tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and polio, as well as hepatitis B. While making preparations to travel, take the opportunity to ensure that all of your routine vaccination cover is complete. However, in Iran outbreaks are rare.

The vast majority of international flights come to Tehran as being Iran Capital. However, a growing number of travelers are choosing to start or end their trip in Shiraz, saving some backtracking. Tehran Imam Khomeini international airport (IKA) sees most of Iran’s International Air traffic. Elsewhere, Shiraz, Isfahan, Bandar Abbas and Kish are (in that order) potentially useful arrival or departure points, while Abadan, Ahvaz, Mashhad, Tabriz and Zahedan are less useful.

Drinking alcohol is against the law in Iran and no shops are permitted to sell it. Anyone caught in possession of alcohol faces arrest and in the case of a tourist face deportation. People in Iran tend to drink tea, Sharbat (a cool, sweet drink known as the world’s first soft drink) or doogh (a savoury yogurt drink). Alcohol free beer is also available. Pork is not available. When it comes to meat most Iranians tend to eat chicken, beef or lamb, all of which are widely available.

Almost all the major hotels provide their guests with Internet facilities and the others are being equipped for the same purpose. Also, many Internet cafes are already opened. but totally you can buy an Iranian Phone sim Card with the internet package to being keep in touch.

If you have a mobile phone from other countries, it will not work in Iran unless your phone company has made a contract with Iranian Telecommunication Company (ITC). we recommend you to provide ab Iranian Phone sim card to have an easy access to Internet, Otherwise you can connect only to Hotels' Free Internet for its guests. 

Security in Iran

Due to the unfair propaganda at media, you may know Iran as a dangerous country and may be at your black list to visit. Well, that's most people's concern with Iran. To be honest, in the reality world, there is another story. Iran represents the safest country in the Middle East and you can travel within this vast country with ease mostly at the center af Iran. However some areas of the country, particularly close to border areas with Afghanistan and Iraq, the Baluchistan province are seen as areas of higher risk by Western government and are generally not recommended as a travelling destination.
Of course, crime does still exist, so it pays to take the usual precautions, though in fairness we’ve heard of very few travelers being robbed. Things can happen, like any other countries but as far as petty crime there is some. Generally violent crime is super low in Iran in compare to other countries.

Women must wear a headscarf at all times, apart from in their hotel bedrooms. Hijab for women is a head covering, a long shirt with a collar coming to the base of the throat and the bottom reaching to just above the knees, long sleeves and long pants. A typical outfit for stylish Iranian women would be something called a 'manteau' that looks a bit like a trench coat over a pair of jeans and converse sneakers. There is no rule for the color of your outfit as long as it is modest and includes a head scarf.

Majority of youth are concern about travelling to Iran and may face the problems as they are unmarried couples. Although Iran is Muslim country but it does not mean that Here you have such this problems. Yes! You are able to travel to Iran and enjoy your vacation in Iran as unmarried couple. Most hotels, like everyone else, won’t ask or care about your relationship status. In the case that they do, it is up to individual travelers to decide how they respond but no proof of marriage is required. In the very worst scenario, you may be required to take separate rooms but this is almost unheard of, particularly for foreign travelers. But remember unmarried Persian couples are not able to get a hotel room. If you’re married to an Iranian we advise you to carry your marriage certificate with passport as proof of marriage.

Iran Currency

the Currency of IRan is Rial but at daily dealings poeple most use toman.

Due to the imposition of financial sanctions international credit cards are not currently accepted in Iran. It is advised for travelers to bring cash with them.

Answering to this question is completely depends on what you want to do and which type of passenger are you! Which type of services you request. In general, though, in comparison to most countries, travelling to Iran will be less expensive, with accommodation, food, internal travel being affordable for most travelers. Most entrance fees for sites will be about one US dollar and a meal will cost around 5 to 10 US dollars at a restaurant.

Questions about culture

It is not a requirement to agree with any particular political decision or religious ideology to visit Iran. While in Iran, you will hear a lot of different views from different people about politics and religion, and inevitable all travelers will have their own thoughts. However, the Iranian government is very sensitive to any foreign involvement in internal political affairs, so any political activity inside Iran, particularly directed against the Iranian government, could lead to arrest. At least while in Iran, it is best to keep your views private on political and religious matters.

There are many cultural norms in Iran, one of the strangest to foreigners, is the concept of Ta’arof, which governs rules of social interaction and hospitality. It is form of exaggerated politeness. For instance, restaurant owners or taxi drivers as a sign of respect will often say there is no charge, and in return you will show your respect by insisting on paying until they accept. This also applies to hospitality at the home, where hosts are obligated to offer their guests as much as they can and guests are supposed to reject, sometimes several times, before accepting.

rules on photography depends on the place. Many mosques will allow photography inside and outside. Some museums will not allow photography inside but will outside. Generally, if it is not permitted, a sign will indicate. Restrictions are placed on photography of government and military buildings. For people, when taking photos of specific people, it is always better to ask for permission. Often this will led to a positive response, many Iranians like to pose for photos.

Yes, it is possible to buy Persian rugs or other souvenirs. Iran is known for having the best rugs and carpets in the world. However, caution is advised before spending lots of money to ensure you are getting the genuine item rather than a fake.

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