Could you tell me if there is any limitation to travel to Iran as an unmarried couple?
There is no limitation for unmarried couples for travel to Iran.
Do I cover my hair and bod when I come to Iran?
Because of Islamic rules including Hijab or Islamic dress-code is necessary in Iran. However, these rules are not observed very strictly, especially for tourists and foreigners. You must not worry about your hijab since in times you have forgotten about it, the maximum penalty will be a request to make it correct.
There are some minimum requirements for foreign women dress-code in public places but generally the law is loose when it comes to tourists.
Color: It’s a completely false people that wearing must be dark in Iran. There is no limitation in wear colorful dresses and we recommend you make sure using light colors in summer.
Head: Hair should be covered for women. It does not mean you must have a tight scarf around your head. Don’t worry, It is very usual that some parts your hairs remain out of the cover. It’s quite acceptable for women to allow whips of their hair to frame their faces. Appropriate hats & caps can do this function as well as scarves.
Body: Should be covered with loose clothes like man shirt, coat or etc. There is no need to cover arms.
Legs & feet: Legs should be covered down to ankles. no problem.
Notice: Chador is needed in holy places, it will be given upon entrance.
Here in Iran, there are two currencies, Rial and Toman. Rial is used in a formal context and Toman is used in an informal context and between local people. It’s worth to mention that what is written on the currency is Rial and not Toman. So, when you’re exchanging your money from Euro to Rial, please keep it in mind that 1 Euro is about 300000 Rials and 30000 Tomans (you simply remove one zero from rial, 10 rials=1 toman).
Here’s an example, when you ask how much money is this rug? and they say “it’s 1 million and 230 thousand toman”, you simply add another zero to the number and pay 12 million and 300 thousand in Rial.
Is it possible to use the credit cards in Iran?
No. It is not possible. Because of the sanction against Iranian banks, you are not able to use credit card in Iran.
To circumvent the problem, authorities have introduced the so-called Tourist Card, a prepaid credit card with a maximum balance of $5,000. The card can be acquired at international airports and recharged at any of the branches of Bank Melli, Bank Sepah and Tourism Bank across the country.
How about drinking alcohol? Is there any limitation about this?
In Iran, according to the rule, you are not able to drink alcohol or buy it from the shops.
Could you please explain more about the best time to visit Iran?
March, April and May are in the peak season of the year. Persian New Year starts on March 21st, or 22nd based on the leap year. There are many travelers not just from Iran but also from all over the world who are eager to see Persian ceremonies and the like.
For those who like to have more relaxing time and to stay in cozy places, we do not suggest this time, especially at the beginning of the new year. Those who would prefer to see more people and crowded places, this is the best time in the year.
But those who seek for a more affordable fee, quiet sights, more relaxing time and less hustle and bustle visits, we do recommend June, July and August.
Is it safe to travel to Iran now?
The foreign political pressure on Iran during these years, and also the tensions have been with all Iranians always but now it is more visible for you as you are coming to Iran and you are more curious about the place you are going to visit. We wake up with new threads every day and till now none of them has happened, but to make you feel more comfortable, we have many clients from different countries who left Iran in some days ago and they would like to help you with your questions and concerns regarding your trip to/in Iran. So please do not hesitate to let me know in case you need their email or telephone address, this way you are able to ask them how real Iran is.
Please remember that we are responsible for you and we will undoubtedly let you know in case there is any danger for you.
Is there Internet access in Iran?
All the hotels, restaurants, and cafes+ in Iran have WIFI so you can access the Internet when you are at your hotel in all cities. Additionally, Let’s go Iran will give you an local sim-cards to you with a limited date. This way, you will have Internet access in the streets during your trip. If your data will finish, you can ask your guide to help you to recharge it.
Please keep in mind a point regarding the social Apps (Media) in Iran: You can use What’s app, Linkedin, and Instagram in Iran easily and without any restrictions. BUT Facebook, Telegram, and Twitter are blocked in Iran.
What are the emergency numbers in Iran?
Directory inquiries 118
Fire Brigade 125