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

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Attire in Iran for male travelers

Are there any attire requirements for male travelers in Iran? There are many reports and advises that women should dress conservatively and we have a related question about headwear for women. But ...
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Is a guide needed for Canadians in Iran?

I came across this page mentioning that Canadian citizens need to be accompanied by a guide when visiting, but then goes on to say it may not be necessary. Iran visa for Americans, British and ...
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Visa waiver Program [duplicate]

My sister who lives in Denmark with her husband has a danish passport but both are from Iran. they have two sons 8 and 10 years old who were born in Denmark. They have traveled to the US to visit me ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa because of having the UK student visa?

I have an Iranian citizenship and I am living in Turkey. I am a self-employed i.e. have had 45% share of an active company (the other shares are for other members of my family). As I decided to ...
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I have a valid visa for the USA. I have visited Iran since it was issued. Can I still enter the US?

I have an Indian passport with valid US-visitor visa. Will I be allowed inside US after travelling to Iran now- having done so several times before?
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Re-entry to US on J-1 after visiting Iran [closed]

Assume I (German national) am living and working in the US with a J-1 visa. During that time travel to Iran for a vacation. Will I have to expect problems upon re-entering the US, or does the US ...
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Hostels in iran? [duplicate]

I Just visited one of the pages about hostel in Tehran others were discussing, I just googled and found some budget lodging provider in Iran like sevnhostel.com Denj Hostel in Tehran I just wanted to ...
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What headwear are women legally required to wear in Iran?

In Air France cabin crew angered by ruling to wear headscarves in Tehran, it's stated by Air France that women, even people who are presumably non-Iranian and non-Muslim, are required to wear a ...
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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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What gesture to make when hitchhiking in Iran?

According to Wikitravel, the thumbs up gesture is extremely offensive in Iran. However, it's generally what you use when indicating you wish to hitch a ride in many other countries. The thumbs up ...
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Is it rude to pay tips in Iran?

One of my friends, asked me if he could tip the waiter after we had a delicious Kebab :) for dinner, and I was just puzzled since I didn't know the answer. It's totally rare and not common at all to ...
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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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Booking domestic flights in Iran

Is there any way to book domestic flights in Iran from abroad, or does it need to be done in the country? Are the ticket prices fixed? And how long in advance should I book the flights to make sure ...
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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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Do United States green card holders need a visa to re-enter the US from Iran?

I am a US citizen but my wife is an Iranian citizen with US permanent resident status, which she obtained through our marriage. We were planning to travel to Iran to visit my in-laws. However, we are ...
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Iran changes to foreign bank cards/online hotel reservations after sanctions lifted?

There are a couple of things that make travelling to Iran a bit harder. I was wondering if the following now has changed because of the end of sanctions: using bank cards (Visa, Mastercard, etc.) ...
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Is pre-revolutionary artwork uncensored in Iranian museums?

I came across a tweet today saying It isn't only in Rome Museum that nude statues threaten Islam. Tehran's Iran Bastan Museum has nude statue of Anahita, pre-Islamic goddess. Is artwork ...
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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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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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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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Safe overland route from Turkey to India using public transportation?

I know there is very similar question, however it was in 2011 and many things have changed since then. Now is 2016. I'm interested in public transportation overland (buses, trains), least - oversea, ...
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Visiting USA as a German with Iranian parents

I've been invited by a company to a release event of a new game next month in the USA which I'd like to go there. I was born in Germany, have the German citizenship and a German passport (just ...
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Does Kish Island allow Israelis?

Today I found out about Kish Island, which has different visa policies to mainland Iran. Do these differences extend to allowing Israelis, who aren't otherwise allowed into Iran?
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Consequences of travelling to Iran

As a Sri Lankan, I have visa-free entry for Iran. I want to travel there in the summer, but if I do, would the visit be stamped in my passport, and if so would this affect my applying for visas in ...
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Reference number of invitation before booking a flight to iran

We (2 Germans) are about to visit Iran in February and want to cross the border coming from Armenia. We don't have a reference number yet. This reference number is needed for getting a visa. You can ...
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Where is the official Iranian Railways website?

This sounds odd, but my friend and I are struggling to find the official site for Iranian Railways. Any google search we do takes us to: IranRail.net Which describes itself as the "UNOFFICIAL ...
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Which are safe and unsafe regions in Iran?

Now there's a lot of propaganda in the west that leads us to believe Iran is dangerous and travellers shouldn't go there. Obviously there are major political disagreements between several governments ...
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How can I find free camping locations in Iran

I'm going to travel to Iran and I want to find out about places where I can pitch a camp for free. I believe Many state-parks offer very cheap (often < $10) camp sites, but I'm wondering how I ...
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Is it possible to purchase Iranian Rial in China?

A friend of mine in China is looking for a place to buy Iraian Rial (IRR). I know that in the west Iran is financially blockaded so presume that this is one of the currencies that is not dealt with ...
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Visa on Arrival for Iran

I am planning to visit the Iran for 13 days and want to make the visa on arrival (eligible country). Does anyone have recent experience regarding VoA, and/or does know which documentation is ...
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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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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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What facility was our bus blocked from observing in northern Iran?

Recently on a bus trip from Rasht, Iran, to Tehran, Iran, the driver's assistant came down the bus aisle, ordering all the curtains closed on one side, and for a few minutes we were actually forbidden ...
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Getting a US visa with an 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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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.
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Where can I rent a suit for a wedding in Tehran, Iran?

I hope to attend a wedding in July there, and I will be travelling for a few weeks beforehand and don't want to lug a suit around, I'd like to rent one while in the city. However, my google skills ...
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Direct transfer by taxi from Mashhad to Bajgiran

How can we reserve 2 taxis or a mini bus for 8 senior persons with luggage from Mashhad train station to Bajgiran.?
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Are there any hostels in Iran?

Throughout Europe and the major cities in the Caucasus it is pretty easy to find Hostels/Backpackers. These are great places to relax and meet other travellers, a home away from home, to use the ...
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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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Explanation for apparent fires visible from plane over Iran

On 29 August 2014, I was on flight EK038 to Dubai. When the plane was passing over a mountainous region of Iran at cruising altitude (on the early morning of the 30th), I looked out the window and ...
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Trains in Armenia and Iran

Are there good train connections from Yerevan, Armenia to Tehran, Iran? What is the price?
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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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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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Can you get a USA visa and enter the country if you already have an Iranian visa in your passport [duplicate]

I am a Serbian national, living in the Netherlands. I traveled to Iran for business once and thus have an Iranian visa in my passport. I will likely need to travel to USA for work as well. Will the ...
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What can I do one day in Tehran? [closed]

A group of tourists are going to have a full day staying Tehran, What can day do in that one day? How can they enjoy that day in Tehran?
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Are there accommodation embargoes for booking in Iran?

I've had trouble in the past looking for flights to Cuba since the US seems to restrict sales of flights there. I'm likely going to Iran later this year, but while flights seem readily accessible, my ...
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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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Is it currently possible to travel directly between the different parts of “Kurdistan” which lie within different countries?

Kurdistan is an ethno-cultural region within parts of several connected countries. It's basically the part of the world where the Kurds come from, but is not a country or nation. The parts are mainly ...
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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? Wikivoyage says visa on arrival is ...
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Is a male guardian required for women skiing in Iran?

NY Mag's article Vogue Left Out a Few Things About Skiing in Iran claims that women need a male guardian to go skiing, citing a 2011 Washington Post article. (The Islamic term for this is mahram) The ...