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Iran Tours From Singapore – Can Singaporeans Travel to Iran?

Iran Tours From Singapore – Iran tour packages Singapore

Visit Iran as an Singaporean

Iran Tours From Singapore - Can Singaporeans Travel to Iran - Iran tour packages Singapore

 

Visit Iran as an Singaporean

Singapore has good diplomatic relations with Iran with Iran and Singapore citizens can visit the country without any limitations. and Singapore citizens can book Iran tour packages from Singapore or travel to Iran independently to Iran from Singapore .

Preparing for Travel to Iran as an Singaporean

Visit Iran as an Singaporean for tourism purposes required to have a Visa. Fortunately effective from 01 October 2015, holders of normal passports issued by Singapore are eligible for Iran Visa on Arrival.  If you prefer to get Iran Visa in advance you can get an approval code in advance. Click here to read more.

There is no any direct flight from Singapore to Iran, so currently, you have to take a transit flight when traveling to Iran, but this will soon change.

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Iran Exchange Rate

The official Iranian currency is the Iranian rial, exchanging at approximately 35000 rials to the U.S. dollar and 39,000 rials in July 2016.

Apart from the many zeros involved in any transaction, foreign visitors need to be aware that prices are always quoted in rials when written, but are quoted in Tumans in speech.

One tuman is equal to ten rials. The tuman unit has no official standing, but has the obvious practical use of getting rid of one zero.

Visacard and Mastercard in Iran

International credit and debit cards cannot be used in Iran since the US trade embargo on the country. Visitors cannot draw cash on credit or bank cards (such as Cirrus or Maestro).

Iran does have a network of ATMs but these are for use with locally-issued bank cards such as the Mellat Card, Melli Card issued by local Banks in Iran.

Currency Exchange Offices (Money Changers in Iran)

There is a currency exchange office at the new Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran as well as several more in the center of Tehran and other big cities.

A network of currency exchange offices operate in Tehran and in major cities under the licence of Iranian National Bank.

Many banks also offer foreign exchange facilities, but not in all branches. Your host and hotel staff should be able to advise you further.

Iran Cell Phone Service and Internet

Another technology concern to prepare for is the use of American cellphones. US companies like Sprint and Verizon doesn't have roaming services in Iran.

But you can buy a local sim at the Airport for all domestic and international calls and have a normal 3G and 4G internet on your cellphone.

We suggest you to use prepaid MTN IranCell that  is the second largest mobile phone network operator of Iran. It is 49% owned by the South Africa-based MTN Group.

Can I travel to Iran as an unmarried couple?

Yes! This is an often more assumed problem than a real one for most travellers. Travelling to Iran will not be a problem. 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 travellers 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 travellers. 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.

Irene, our Singaporean guest and Sarah at the Golestan Palace, Tehran

Irene, our Singaporean guest and Sarah at the Golestan Palace, Tehran

Can I drink alcohol and eat pork in Iran?

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.

When is the best time to visit Iran? Are there any Iran tours from Singapore

It depends on what you want to do! In most places in Iran summer is hot and winter is cold, with snow in some places.

During the month of Ramadan it can be difficult for travellers as many food stores are close during the day.

At times around the Iranian New Year which occurs on March 21, more people inside Iran go on holiday, so it can be more difficult to secure accommodation.

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