One of the most asked questions on the internet by most tourists planning to travel to Iran is about its safety aspects. Unfortunately, when it comes to traveling to Iran there is a lot of misunderstandings and even purposeful misleading that tend to sway the thoughts of the international tourists planning to visit Iran towards negativity regarding its safety. As most foreign guests that have visited Iran, either on leisure or business travel shall be able to tell, most of these talks about travel safety in Iran is not true. Every day many interested travelers wishing to experience a tour to Iran ask several questions regarding safety on the internet so in this article we shall go through the top questions asked on the internet with the topic, “ Is it safe to travel to Iran” and other related questions.
– Is it safe to travel to Iran? What are some precautions to make?
As mentioned earlier, Iran is not only a safe place to travel it may be one of the safest countries to visit. Foreign mainstream media may portray Iran as an unsafe destination but tourists visiting the country will realize that none of that news makes any sense and that too only after a couple of hours arriving in Iran. Regarding precautions, we only suggest that like any travel destination in the world, common sense and respecting the local culture is required.
– Can US citizens go to Iran?
Yes of course! US citizens have no problem traveling to Iran and only require that they obtain an Iran travel visa prior to their arrival. Many countries can get an on-arrival visa at the major International airports of Iran but citizens of the US, UK and Canada require them beforehand. US citizens are treated with the great respect and will also find the locals interested and helpful. As like any other tourists from any country, US citizens can visit the various cities and tourist attractions in Iran but the US citizens will need to book a tour and a tour guide through an official Iran tour operator such as Kimia Journey before arriving in the country.
– Is Iran dangerous for Westerners? How do the locals treat foreigners?
Iran is not at all dangerous or even risky for any international tourist planning to travel to Iran for recreation or trade. The Iranians are some of the most friendly locals and tourists will be amazed at how the locals love to wave at them, talk with them, smile towards them and even go out of their way to help them. Of course, like any other country in the world tourists and even locals should not attempt to visit prohibited zones or misbehave towards the local culture and beliefs of the people.
– Is Iran safe for sole women travel or women groups?
Woman are treated with utmost respect in Iran and will find help wherever they travel in Iran. As in most travel destinations we encourage woman to follow normal public and safety guidelines and they will find Iran a safe travel destination for women. Regarding clothes, the Hijab (The covering of the hair) is compulsory in Iran and in all public areas woman are needed to cover their hair with a light shawl or scarf and cover up their arms and legs.
– Is Iran safe in 2019?
Yes, the country’s safety has not changed in 2019 and like always, Iran is a safe country to visit. We do recommend to stay away from traveling to the regions bordering Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but elsewhere if you follow tourism guidelines and practice common sense, there should be no problem.
– Is it safe to take pictures in Iran? Is it safe to photograph the Iranian mosques?
Yes please do! Tourists can take pictures of any tourist attraction in Iran including the amazingly designed mosques and most mosques will even let you take pictures inside. As in any country, do not take photos of military and government property and zones. If you are interested in taking photos of the locals and especially the locals in the traditional and historic villages of Iran, it is always a good idea to take permission.
– Is Tehran safe?
Tehran is the capital of Iran and is one of the most safest cities in Iran and one of the safest capitals of the world. All throughout the day and night, tourists will feel safe in Tehran and find the locals very friendly. Again we encourage common sense when strolling through the streets after midnight and to take care when using your cellphone.
The above mentioned topics are some of the latest Iran safety issues and travel questions that are asked on the internet. We can assure any tourist that Iran is a very safe travel destination that welcome travelers from all over the world.