FAQ about Iran

Iran Information

Frequently asked questions about Iran

Yes, Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival.
You will need to fill in a visa form we send to you and send it back to us along with your passport scan. After you’re approved, we will send you an authorization number and you will go the embassy of Iran in your country after three working days and collect your visa. Fees vary depending on your country of origin.
Citizens of the following 8 countries can visit Iran without a visa:
 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Georgia, Malaysia, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela

One of the biggest worries of travelers is about the safety of Iran, However Iran is one of the safest countries in the Middle East and even in the world. There have been no terrorist attacks reported during the past years or any significant national unrest that has threatened the tourist’s safety.
Those who have visited Iran have all mentioned that Iran is a very safe country.

Unfortunately, not. Due to the sanction imposed on Iran during the last years, credit cards are not accepted in the country. We advise the travelers to bring cash with them.

The best time to visit Iran is during the spring and autumn. There are ideal temperatures across most of Iran from March until May and then again from late September to early November. Meanwhile, winter is best avoided because temperatures can become very cold.

You can find different kinds of foods in Iran. Iranians eat rice frequently, but there also many foods that are eaten along with bread. Famous Persian Foods served in the restaurants are Kebab, Ghorme Sabzi (stew), Qeime Stew, Fesenjan, Kashke Bademjan, …
Almost all restaurants offer local Persian cuisines, you can also find good quality fast food restaurants and also restaurants that offer vegetarian foods.
Pork is not available in Iran, Iranians eat chicken, lamb, fish and beef.

Women should cover their hair and wear long sleeve blouses along with pants/jeans or long skirts, they are not allowed to have the skin of the arms or legs exposed. Men can wear shirt and t-shirts, pant and jeans but not shorts. There’s no obligation regarding the color.
Despite the common misunderstanding, the chador is not compulsory except when visiting some mosques and holy shrines.

Since Iran is an Islamic country, Alcohol is not allowed in Ira and it is not provided in the shops or the hotels. Common drinks in Iran are Tea, Sharbat (sweet traditional drinks), Doogh (Traditional Persian drink made of water yoghurt, salt and mint). Alcohol free beer is also available everywhere in Iran.

Yes, it is. Women should follow the Islamic dress code while in Iran. They can stay in the hotels and there are no limitations for women travelling alone.
While using public transportation in Iran, men and women’s part are always separated for the ease of women.