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What You Need to Know About Traveling to Iran Right Now

Security personnel outside the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini after the attacks on Wednesday.

Security personnel outside the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini after the attacks on Wednesday. Credit Ebrahim Noroozi/Associated Press

Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked Iran's parliament in central Tehran and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in the south of the city, killing at least 13 people.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, but the group offered no proof of its involvement.

In the wake of Wednesday's deadly attacks just outside of Tehran’s Parliament and Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, many visitors are wondering how safe the city is now as they scramble for information.

Here’s what travelers who are in Tehran right now, or heading there soon, need to know:

Q What effect is there on transport in Tehran itself?

The incident did not occurred in a destination for tourists in Tehran. Air travel is proceeding normally in and out of Tehran. Bus services are working normally, Iranian trains are running as scheduled.

The Tehran metro is running all metro stations are open. All international borders are open as usual

Q Will tourist attractions be open?

All Tehran museums and landmarks such as the Azadi and the Milad Tower are open.

Q When will it be appropriate to visit Tehran again – and would it be wise?

The recent rise of groups such as ISIS have heightened fears around the world, However, Iran still represents one of the safest places in the Middle East to travel to. Anyone travelling to Tehran in the coming weeks will be given a very warm welcome by the locals.

Certainly, anyone planning a October and December trip in the city should plan to carry on as normal.

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