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Islamic Republic of Iran, a country in Western Asia / Middle East.

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UK to Iran by car - insurance question

My husband and I are Australians who want to buy a car in the UK and drive it to Iran through Europe (incl. Eastern Europe), Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan etc. We want to leave ASAP once we have the ...
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How to take money to Iran?

A friend in Australia is on a trip to Iran soon, and has the problem that she can't get local currency in advance. Is there any way to do this before hitting the country, or is it perfectly ...
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How to get from Mashhad to Ashgabat?

To get from Iran to Uzbekistan, one has to pass through Turkmenistan. Even though the most direct route is going east from Mashhad and then north via Mary, I like to visit the Turkmenistatn capital ...
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Is there public transportation from Central Shiraz to Persepolis?

I know there are many tours and everybody in town with a car is willing to drive you there, but I would rather take public transport. Does anybody know whether this is possible and how to do it? Of ...
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How to get a Turkmen transit visa in Iran?

I'm in Iran and like to travel through Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan for which I already have a visa. I've heard about three different ways to get the five day Turkmen Transit visa: apply for and ...
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If the Ankara-Tehran train is full, is it worth showing up at the platform hoping for cancellations?

The train from Ankara to Tehran runs once a week. I was unable to get a ticket from outside Turkey and it seems it is fully booked for weeks. What are the chances that a place in the sleeping cars ...
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Are traveler's cheque widely accepted in Iran?

Due to the current US embargo in Iran, credit/debt cards using Visa/Mastercard circuit don't work there. One option in order not to bring large amount of cash in Iran would be to buy traveler's cheque ...
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Iran visa after having visited Israel

I'm considering going to Iran this summer so I'm reading the wikivoyage article which states Entry will be refused to citizens of Israel and foreign travellers with any evidence of visiting ...
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Laptop/mobile device in countries with Sharia

I'm traveling to Iran and i need to bring my laptop. For western standards I do not have anything illegal on my hard drive but since I'm not familiar with the Sharia I'm a little bit paranoid. Is ...
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British Sunni Muslim visiting Iran with family

I'm a British Sunni Muslim considering a visit to Iran with my wife and 2 year old daughter. Some online research suggested, sunni muslims in Iran are persecuted quite badly, do any sunni muslims ...
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How to find budget accommodation in Iran?

I usually stay in hostels or guest houses when travelling, it is much easier to meet people than in hotels and usually cheaper too. Coming up is a trip through Iran and the usual suspects like ...
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Is there another way to cross the Iran-Pakistan border overland? i.e. not going via Zahedan/Quetta?

It would be ideal to cross the border further down by the coast and away from the specifically dangerous areas near the Afghan border.
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Is it possible to drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts?

In Places you never knew you could ski, it's implied that you can't drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts: Visit Tehran in winter and salivate over the Alborz mountain range that ...
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US C1D1 visa with Iranian stamp

I am a seafarer (marine engineer) and I have to often visit different countries. This time I received my sign-off from Iran and they stamped my passport. Would this cause a problem for getting a US ...
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Protocol for American traveling in Iran with Canadian passport?

As cited in How to get a visa for Iran, Americans getting a visa to travel to Iran must follow this procedure: At present the Iranian Foreign Ministry does not allow American passport holders to ...
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Can I swim in Iran with my girlfriend in bikini in the Caspian Sea?

Is it possible if she is not Iranian to swim in her swimsuit or bikini in the sea? She is not from Iran, she is European as me. Is there some "police" that watches how people dress on the beach?
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What land routes can I choose to get to Tajikistan from Iran, passing through Afghanistan?

My general plan is to take a shared taxi from the Iran-Afghanistan border, then pass through Afghanistan to get to Tajikistan. Which routes do you suggest to see the most cities and places in the ...
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Does the term “middle east” cover a certain set of countries? Could I be misunderstood when using it?

This, to me strange, topic has come up a few times lately, usually about Iran not being a middle eastern country. In fact it just came up in the chat room but pretty regularly when chatting to people ...
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What to use instead of credit cards in Iran?

I've read that it's not possible to pay for stuff by international credit card like debit cards. What do you recommend to do in such a situation? As far as carrying a lot of money is not safe at all.
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Travelling from Germany to Iran

Travelling from Germany to Iran, I'm looking for the cheapest but comfortable way. One idea is to travel to Turkey then going to Iran form there. There are many flights with reasonable price for ...
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Can a Japanese citizen get a visa for Iran at the border from Pakistan?

My Japanese friend found it impossible to get a visa for Iran in Tokyo, and decided to try and get it at the border from Pakistan to Iran. Is it even possible? Wikitravel says visas on arrival are ...
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Breast feeding in Iran

We are considering a trip to Iran with a 5-month old. What is the local attitude to breast-feeding in public places? Is it legal? Are there any severe consequences? Do you need to use some special ...
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Tourist visa to Iran in London without losing passport for weeks

What is the most reasonable way to get a visa to Iran without losing passport for weeks? In particular we are Polish nationals living in London. In this question: How to get a visa for Iran I saw ...
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How to get a visa for Iran

Most Westerners do not only need a visa to visit Iran, they first need a "Letter of Invitation" to be able to apply for the visa. Most people get this through travel or special visa agencies, some of ...
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Weather for hitchhiking and camping in Iran in November or March

It's now early November and I'm in Tbilisi, Georgia. It's getting very cold at night (for me). I have long had a plan to hitchhike from here through Armenia and Iran to Kuwait. But I probably ...
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Can I apply for an Iranian visa in the Republic of Georgia?

I've done a bit of searching on the net and haven't come up with much. I intend to stay in the Republic of Georgia for a while and at some point take a trip to Iran. As an Australian citizen I ...
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Getting 3rd party car insurance for Iran from Pakistan

We are Australians driving our New South Wales (state in Australia) registered vehicle from Sydney to the United Kingdom. Currently in Sri Lanka, we head next back to India, Pakistan then Iran and so ...
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Will an Iranian or Kuwaiti visa or stamp in my passport pose a problem on a future visit to Israel?

In this question I learned that entering Kuwait with an Israeli stamp in your passport will be a problem. (Less surprising was that Iran doesn't like them either). Later during my current trip I am ...
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Carnet insurance for driving into Iran?

I'm thinking of driving my motorbike to Iran. I've heard you need a 500% Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD) to get into Iran, which would cost ~ €10,000 → €15,000. However I don't have that kind of ...
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What is the safest way to travel from Tehran to North-Pakistan?

What is the safest way to go from Tehran to Hunza (North Pakistan)? Travelling mainly by bus and local transportation wherever possible. Note: I am aware it will not be 100% safe anyway.