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Went to a wedding in Iran last year, and then travelled around for two weeks. Shorts - definitely only at the beach. This was difficult in July/August, but it's just the way. I'm not sure at what age this applies - kids were wearing shorts, but no adult males, at all. Otherwise, tshirt and jeans/chinos were fine, although a lot of the Iranian men wore ...


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this is the author of Caravanistan speaking. Outside of my own site, there are quite a lot of references to this rule online. I just googled canadians guide Iran and came up with the following within the first 5: http://hitchhikershandbook.com/2015/06/30/travel-in-iran-independently-british-american-canadian/ ...


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I cannot for the life of me find this information online. There is no representation of Iranian interests in Canada. You could try calling the embassy of Canada in Ankara for information, as they are the Canadian representation for those in Iran. Alternatively, you could contact the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the authorative source), or the Iranian ...


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If you're obviously a foreigner, you'll get away with much more than Iranians. You won't find many (any?) Iranians wearing shorts, and even when doing sports in a 'regular' public space, shorts aren't nearly as common as track suits. This, though, would be different at a venue specifically designed for sports. You will see Iranian men wearing ...


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For men, shorts aren't acceptable in public areas. T-shirts are ok (except in mosques). The only place were you will see people wearing shorts is around beach areas. So men's legs have to be covered... In mosques, men usually have to wear long-sleeved shirts rather than t-shirts.


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Does having a UK visa, of any sort, help improve my chances of applying for a Schengen? Yes, having a current, valid UK visa is an absolute plus and lends credibility to your application. It is not a guarantee however, and you will still need a viable premise for visiting the Schengen zone; and you will need to submit a well-formed itinerary (along ...


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Company chiefs sent out a memo informing female staff they would be required "to wear trousers during the flight with a loose fitting jacket and a scarf covering their hair on leaving the plane", Mr Pillet said. First off, nobody is obliged to wear any kind of hijab unless they leave the plane: Company chiefs sent out a memo informing female ...


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I'll try to address this question impartially despite my strong feelings against Mandatory Hijaab for women (I'm a male, born and raised in Iran who lives in United States now) I'll define the terms first and then will mention what is minimally required by the law. Hijaab (means veil in Arabic) is a religious term. It's definition varies across cultures, ...


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Women in public in Iran are legally required to cover up their hair, to wear long sleeves and long pants. How they achieve this is up to them. So, particularly in urban areas, many women only will wear a scarf to cover their hair, while in often more rural areas, you'll more likely see a chador. Any other clothing for this, like a niqab or burqa, is very ...


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Legally, they have to wear Hijab, but hijab comes in many different styles, they do not approve of all styles, at least not the religious police. The favorite style for the religious police is called the chādor, which was somehow enforced by the religious police after the revolution in 1979. The Chador looks like the Niqab for the foreigners, but it's ...


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I visited last year. My pure understanding of the law there obviously isn't perfect as an outsider, but the following of the 'law' seemed very rough, women would wear a covering, but sometimes only over the bob of a pony-tail, for example. However, if in a place of business, eg a hotel or restaurant, you'd regularly see proprietors or staff quickly address ...



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