raveling to Iran for the first time can be a combination of excitement (because you’ve seen amazing things on social media) and nerves (because you just can’t shake those old headlines or news videos). But those who have visited can attest to the fact that Iran is not scary and, in fact, usually ranks as one of the safest places they’ve visited. But since the tourism industry is still a budding one, here are some things to consider before packing your bags for traveling to Iran.
Despite its tarnished reputation, Iran can offer a unique travel experience, especially for those with a love of ancient history. The people who live there are warm and eager to share their country and heritage with visitors and those who travel there are certain to leave a little richer from the experience.
What should I wear when I travel to Iran?
For men, basically everything is alright, short sleeve shirts are okay, but pants must be long (no shorts in public).
Ladies, You only need a scarf, no matter what color, even many Iranian women wear a thin loose scarf on their head. long skirt or pants, a headscarf and a long sleeve shirt or tunic that’s also long enough to at least cover your bum. Colours or prints are no problem.
Your credit card will not be able to help you ! Bring cash.
Since credit cards are not accepted, you’ll need to bring along plenty of cash. Carrying around wads of bills may be strange, so the option to exchange money and receive Iranian rials in the form of a debit card at Airports is available. Otherwise, you can easily exchange money as you need it throughout cities. There are exchange offices where you can change your Dollar or Euro for Iranian currency. Change enough money for a couple of days until you change again when you are in the town.
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If you don’t want to get confused for payment:
The Rial-Toman issue is a common cause of confusion and frustration among tourists. The official currency is the rial, but Iranians only use toman in speaking. To calculate, take one zero off the rial amount (i.e., 100,000 rial = 10,000 toman). But it can get more complicated than that. In some cafes, restaurants and stores, the price is in rial while in others, it’s in toman. The salesman is likely to tell you the price in toman and in that case, they often say, for example, 20 toman to mean 20,000 toman (200,000 rial). When in doubt, ask for the price in rial or to write it down for you.
Do I need to get a Visa? What should I do?
On the 14th February 2016, the Ministry of Iran announced that airports are directed to issue 30-day visas for Iran, for nationals of 180 countries.
Non-eligible nationalities for Iran Visa On Arrival:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, USA, UK
A 30-day Tourist Visa Upon Arrival, for those of eligible nationality, can be obtained at the following Iran airports:
IKA: Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport
THR: Tehran Mehrabad Airport
MHD: Mashad Airport
SYZ: Shiraz Airport
TBZ: Tabriz Airport
ISF: Isfahan Airport
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