Latest travel advice for Iran including safety and security, solo travel, entry requirements, travel warnings and health.
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Shopping in while you travel to Iran can be super exciting. but it's not without its trap! If you're visiting Iran for the first time, here are some tips to make your first trip to Iran safe and fun!
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Nowruz in Iran, During ordinary days of the year you could hardly hear yourself talking as you walk along some of the busy streets of the Iranian capital Tehran. But thanks to Nowruz, Tehran is all peaceful and quiet, as millions of people will be out of town to enjoy the holidays.
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Khar Turan National Park or Touran Wildlife Refuge is second largest biosphere reserves Iran located in south-east of Shahrood, Semnan province of Iran.
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Do I need an Iran Visa on Arrival to visit Iran? And how hard is to get an Iran visa? This is the most frequent question we get asked so far.
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It depends on what you want to do. In general, though, in comparison to most countries, travelling to Iran will be less expensive, with accommodation, food, internal travel being affordable for most travellers. Most entrance fees for sites will be less than one US dollar and a meal will cost around 5 to 10 US dollars at a restaurant.
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Yes, it is possible to buy Persian rugs or other souvenirs. Iran is known for having the best rugs and carpets in the world. However, caution is advised before spending lots of money to ensure you are getting the genuine item rather than a fake. When buying items in places like the Bazaar, bargaining for price is considered normal.
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Rules on photography depends on the place. Many mosques will allow photography inside and outside. Some museums will not allow photography inside but will outside. Generally, if it is not permitted, a sign will indicate. Restrictions are placed on photography of government and military buildings. For people, when taking photos of specific people, it is always better to ask for permission. Often this will led to a positive response, many Iranians like to pose for photos.
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While in Iran, you will hear a lot of different views from different people about politics and religion, and inevitable all travellers will have their own thoughts. However, the Iranian government is very sensitive to any foreign involvement in internal political affairs, so any political activity inside Iran, particularly directed against the Iranian government, could lead to arrest.
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Alcohol is strictly forbidden in Iran and no shops and hotels are permitted to sell alcohol and pork. so visitors should not attempt to bring or drink.
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All women while in Iran are required to follow the dress codes prescribed form women in Iran. This means wearing a headscarf and not allowing the skins on your arm or legs to be shown while in public.
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Most visas will be approved in two to three weeks. Most people find it relatively easy if correct information is given. However, it is best to allow for plenty of time before applying.