IRAN visa service & travel information




The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Iran:

For stays of up to 3 months to nationals of:
Macedonia & Turkey

A 15 day visa can be obtained on arrival if travelling for tourist purposes and arriving at certain airports (except British passport holders)


Transit visas are required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey within 12 hours provided holding confirmed tickets and documents for their onward travel


IRAN HEALTH: There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required.

Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Polio, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.

Risks: Malaria, limited risk in some areas north of the Zagros mountains and in western and south-western regions during the summer months. Risk from Mar-Nov in rural areas of the provinces of Sistan-Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman (tropical part). Rabies.


Extremes of heat and cold between the summer and winter and rainfall is  confined to winter and spring. Summers are hot with virtually continuous sunshine. High temperatures can be experienced along the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea and travellers should be careful with heat exhaustion. Winter is very changeable with mild, wet spells but  some very cold periods with frost and snow. A small area along the Caspian coast has the heaviest  rainfall between late summer to mid winter but falls throughout the year


Location of Iran: Middle East
Local Time in Iran: GMT +4½
Capital City of Iran: Tehran
Population of Iran: 68 million
Language(s) spoken in Iran: Persian (Farsi), Arabic, Azari, Kurdish, some English
Dialling Code for Iran: 98
Emergency numbers in Iran: Police: 110. Fire: 125. Ambulance: 115
Driving in Iran: Driving is on the right. International Driving Permit required
Electricity in Iran: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency of Iran: Iranian Rial (IRR 1 = 100 Dinars)
Notes: IRR: 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000
Coins: IRR: 50, 100, 250
Opening Hours in Iran:
Bank: 0830-1600 Sat-Wed, 0830-1130 Thur
Office: 0800-1600 Sat-Wed,
Shops: 0900-1300 & 1500-2000
Hints for Iran: If the visiting executive is a woman this must be clearly stated in initial correspondence. Women should dress conventionally, revealing clothes should not be worn. A headscarf is essential. Many executives speak a second language. Islamic conventions apply. People do not shake hands with those of the opposite sex. It is the convention to use the right and not the left hand when shaking hands. Consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden. There are many restrictions on photography. On social occasions punctuality is appreciated. Dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated
Tipping in Iran: Around 12%, however if a service change has been added to the bill, tips are not necessary
Import Allowances for Iran:
200 cigarettes or equivalent in tobacco products
A reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use
Gifts of which the applicable import duty/tax does not exceed USD 80
Prohibited/Restricted in Iran: Alcoholic beverages, berries, fruit, plants, seeds or vegetables, bulbs parts of plants or cuttings, rhizomes, roots seeds or tubers, soil, living bacteria, fungi, insects nematodes or viruses, all kind of birds animals and their products, old books or magazines.

Airports in Iran:

Tehran Mehrabad International (THR)

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