Singapore has good diplomatic relations with Iran with Iran and Singapore citizen can visit the country without any limitations. You may travel to Iran as a Singapore citizen, individually or in groups, and visit every spot you wish without any limitation. However, traveling with a group guided by an experienced tour leader dominant the whole area and locals will give you a better insight to Iran, past and present; so, we advise you to travel in groups.
Singapore has good diplomatic relations with Iran with Iran and Singapore citizen can visit the country without any limitations. You may travel to Iran as a Singapore citizen, individually or in groups, and visit every spot you wish without any limitation.
However, traveling with a guided group tour by an experienced tour leader dominant the whole area and locals will give you a better insight to Iran, past and present; so, we advise you to travel in groups.
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.
The ‘Iranian Rial’ is the currency of Iran, which is abbreviated as IRR [code] in the marketplace, although the “Toman” (ten Rials) is the common currency among the Iranians and is used by them for money calculation and counting.
Due to the International sanctions against Iran, it has not connected to the International Credit (and/or Debit) Cards Network. Hence, MasterCard and Visa card are not applicable in Iran.
You may also your money to Iran in EUR or USD, Dollar or Euro and convert it to IRR at the currency exchanges located on ‘Ferdowsi Street’ at central part of Tehran. All these currency exchanges operate under the supervision of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran; so, there is no concern about the matter of exchange.
As a general rule, Iran is unbearably hot during the summer months, surprisingly cold in winter and beautiful in March, April, September and October. With this being said, Iran is more or less a 365-day per year destinations, and there are benefits to visiting, no matter when you go.
For example, if you’re able to tolerate the heat of summer (which regularly exceeds 40ºC and even 50ºC), crowd sizes tend to be smaller and prices tend to be lower. Likewise, while winter in Iran doesn’t allow you to enjoy spring flowers, fall colors or the correspondingly balmy weather, you can enjoy the country’s surprisingly awesome skiing, which is delightfully close to Tehran.
You are our guest from a hot and humid country; thus, visiting a country with a different climate can make your trip even more fascinating. As an Iranian who’s lived for nearly 7 years in your area, I’m familiar with your culture and spirits to a certain extent. Therefore, below comes my recommendations for a more :
The best times of year for the visit would be the last days of winter and the beginning of spring, together with the last days of summer and the birth of autumn. Among them, traveling in spring will coincide with celebrating the national and traditional ‘Nowruz’ festival in Iran, which is simultaneous with school closures in Singapore. As a result, everything will be ready for an enticing irresistible journey.
I recommend you to consider 8-12 days Iran tour (according to your time) for traveling to Iran. The best course for you would be surfing Tehran, visiting Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, and the ancient cities of ‘Pasargadae’ and ‘Persepolis’.
Moreover, if you’re lucky, there will still be some snow on a number of mountains in Iran. Dizin ski resort located at north of Tehran, is the most important ski resort in Iran as well as the Middle East which will turn your day into a special and unforgettable one!
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.
Read more: Mobile SIM Card While Visiting Iran
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.
Iran is a 100% Halal destination for those who want to enjoy their vacation without compromising their beliefs. so when they are on a tour to Iran, they do not need to ask the hotel receptionist to give them the list of halal restaurants in the city that they are staying.
All the public places such as shopping malls, subway stations, entertainment centers, parks, and even mountain shelters have separate prayer rooms for men and women.
If you only watch Western media you might not thing so but Iran is a safe country to visit. Visitors, even Americans, will be welcomed by locals with open arms. Follow the local customs and culture and you should have a great time on your visit to Iran. Iran is a safe place to visit for Singaporean.
It is important to respect the dress code when visiting Iran. Generally, women have to wear clothing that conceals their body parts. Bring a headscarf and wear this the moment you step foot in Iran. When you are in public you need to have your head covered. Women should also stick to loose fitting clothing. Men have it a lot easier in Iran. Stick to pants and don’t wear shorts. Long sleeves might be most appropriate in certain places but when it is hot a t-shirt is just fine. Read more…
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.
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.
Visit SURFIRAN tours to find our Iran tours from Singapore.