Iran is one of the worst-hit countries outside China, where the Covid-19 virus – which causes the coronavirus disease – originated.
To be more precise, Iran is ranked 4th after China, Italy, and South Korea. The good news is that currently most infected people with the virus have recovered and discharged from hospitals.
Although there is no official lockdown in any cities yet, as in China and Italy, traveling out of or into 36 provinces and cities of Iran is restricted. This travel ban includes cities like Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, Gilan, Mazandaran, Kish Island and etc. where lots of tourists traveled to especially during the Persian New Year holidays. Also, tourist attractions are widely closed.
The authorities have taken various measures like closing the schools, putting public religious ceremonies on hold and urging people to stay at home and not leave for unessential activities. Meanwhile, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has canceled a speech he was expected to deliver to a large crowd in the holy city of Mashhad for Nowruz, the Persian New Year which has been a tradition for ages.
Supplying the hospitals and clinics and hard work of the medical community in Iran and raising awareness of people, there is great hope that by the end of April, as the weather gets warmer, the Coronavirus epidemic in Iran can get under control as the weather gets warmer in Spring.
Here at SURFIRAN, we closed the office from the early days of the Coronavirus outbreak and started to work remotely. We have been online as before and have been in touch with our dear clients to keep them updated with the latest news on Corona and reduce their concerns about their planned trips. We are making sure to provide our clients’ safety, as our first priority, by holding their credits for a postponed trip or refunding their deposit.