Frequently Asked Questions about Travel To Iran
Iran Travel info
Iran Destination, Iran Tour and Travel Agency, provides you with Iran travel info and answers some of the questions usually asked by those who want to travel to Iran. On this page, you can find Iran facts. In case you have any other questions, please feel free to ask our friendly team members, whether on online chat or through contact us page.
1- Do women visitors have to follow the Islamic dress code in Iran?
Yes, upon arrival at Iran airport, our Iran travel agency will provide a beautiful scarf for each lady who is Iran visitor.
But if an Iran tourist is interested in wearing her own suitable dress in Iran, she should have long trousers & a long lose top with long sleeves with a scarf round the head In Persia. Alternatively one who is Iran visitor and a lady can wear a long & lose dress with long sleeves (and a scarf).
2- Do men, as Iran visitors, have to follow the Islamic dress code?
Usually it’s expected that men do not wear short trousers In Iran.
3- Is it allowed to drink alcohol in Iran?
No, Both carrying & drinking alcohol & Narcotic are prohibited and illegal in Iran.
4- Is the tap water safe in Iran?
Yes, it’s safe to drink. Mineral water is also available &it’s very cheap and Iran tourists can drink it.
5- Is any vegetarian food available in Iran?
Yes, but if you want a proper vegetarian meal as an Iran visitor, you have to order in advance In Iranian restaurant.
6- Is the Iranian food spicy?
No, Iranian food is as like as Mediterranean food in terms of spice taste & not spicy like Indian food.
7- What is the Currency in Iran?
The Iranian official currency is Rial but common currency for the public is Toman which is more common among people.
8- Where can an Iran tourist exchange his/her money?
At the Iran airport currency exchange & special branches of Iran banks (better exchange rate) U.S. dollars, German (Marks), British (Pounds), French (Franks) & Japanese (Yen) can be easily exchanged, but the exchange rates are not fixed and must be checked with banks of Iran.
9- Is it possible for Iran visitors to pay by credit card in Iran?
No, it’s not possible for Iran visitors. Cash is the only acceptable method for shopping and etc in Iran.
10- Are there telephone, Fax & Internet services in Iran?
Yes, there are telephone, Fax & Internet services. But International Mobile phones do not work in Iran. It’s possible to buy an Iran local mobile phone but it is not necessary, if you are with an Iranian Travel guide.
11- Is the Email service reliable in Iran?
Yes, it is.
12- Is international driving license accepted & can women drive in Iran?
Yes, international driving license is accepted & one can rent a car for the period of his/her stay in Iran.
13- Are Iranian roads in good condition & do ail cities have airport?
Yes, Iran roads are good & most Iran cities have domestic airport too.
14- Is the power supply 220 volts, 50 cycle AC in Iran?
Yes, it is.
15- Is it necessary to keep the copy of the Iran entry form after stamping by passport control at the Iran airport?
Yes, it is necessary to keep it until departure or until end of your travel to Iran.
16- Can an Iran traveler have a camera or Cam-recorder to save his/her memory of travel to Iran?
Yes, it is recommended to declare them at customs in the Iran airports. It’s not allowed to take photos of Iran military areas & Iran religious places.
17- Are there any taxis or local transportation available for Iran travelers in Iran?
Yes, taxis, buses, trains & air crafts are available in Iran.
18- Are there English Newspaper & English TV channels in Iran?
Yes, there are some English Newspaper & English TV channels for Iran travelers who don’t know Persian.
19- Do all Iranians know English to speak with Iran tourists?
No, but most young people know English and they enjoy to speak with Iran visitors.
20- Is it allowed to take Persian carpets as souvenirs?
Yes, each tourist who is Iran visitor is allowed to take 2 pieces of rugs each 6 square meters with him/her or can send it.
21.Is it allowed to smoke in Iran?
Yes, smoking is allowed in Iran. But if you see a “no-smoking sign“, you’d better not smoke.
22.When is the best time to visit Iran?
Iran is a 4 seasons country, Also here are ideal temperatures from March until May and then again from late September to early November.
23.Do I need a visa to travel to Iran?
Surely you need visa to travel to Iran, but some countries can enter without visa for certain time, read more…
24.Are credit cards accepted widely in Iran?
Some travel companies advise you to bring cash, but Iran destination Travel Company can provide you Iranian credit card with special services.
25.Which is the best city in Iran to visit?
Iran is a beautiful country to visit, but there is a classic rout that we suggest travellers who come to Iran for the first time, Cities includes: Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd and Tehran.
26.Is it safe to travel to Iran now?
We dare to say, Iran is always safe for foreigner Travellers from whole the world.
27.Can you travel to Iran as an unmarried couple?
Yes! This is an often more assumed problem than a real one for most travelers, Do not worried about it.
28.Can I use my cell phone in Iran?
We suggest you to use internet connection to contact your family and friend, beside that we will provide you an Iranian SIM-card to use local internet connection too.
29.Is there Internet access in Iran?
Yes, there is Internet access everywhere! In hotels, coffee shops and most restaurants you will have no problem accessing Wi-Fi and some carriers offer decent 3G Internet. Also as we explained in the last question, we give you local Iranian card.
30.How can I get a travel insurance coverage to Iran?
Insurance is a most important document to travel to Iran for us, so it will be on your package tour with an acceptable coverage.
31.Is it safe for women to visit Iran?
Since the revolution of 1979 all women in Iran, including foreigners, have been required by low to wear loose-fitting clothes to disguise their figures. They must also cover their hair. This form of dressing is known as hijab, a term that refers in general to ‘modest’ dress, and is also used to refer specifically to the hair-covering.
Iran is a safest country for women to travel.
32.Is it safe for US citizens to visit Iran?
It is safe, but there are some limitations to get the visa, it is not difficult to do it.
33.Can I travel independently to Iran? Do I need a guide to travel Iran?
Most people are able to travel independently within Iran, without any guide or official guidance whatsoever. US and Canadian citizens, however, need to have their itinerary and tour group approved beforehand, which will require an officially sanctioned guide.
34.Can I drink alcohol in Iran?
It is against the law in Iran and no shops are permitted to sell it.
35.Is it permitted to take photos of historical sites and people in Iran?
It depends to the places, taking photos in some cities are forbidden.
36.Can I buy souvenirs like Persian rugs in Iran?
Yes, it is possible. Iran is known for having the best rugs and carpets in the world. Your guide or sellers helps you the best ones.
37.How is the climate in Iran?
Iran has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. January is the coldest month and August is the hottest.
38.What to wear in Iran in winter?
In the winter seasons we suggest you to wear Overcoats, mufflers, gloves and warmers might be the thing for you. You can wear leather boots too. Shawls, warm sweatshirts and woolen caps can make you look dressy and bright at the same time.