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Iran Travel Advice

  While the shops offer a wide selection of quality goods, local items can be bought in the many bazaars. Purchases include hand-carved, inlaid woodwork, carpets, rugs, silks, leather goods, mats, tablecloths, gold, silver, glass, and ceramics. Bargaining is customary. There are restrictions on which items may be taken out of the country. Shopping hours: […]
DRESS CODE IN IRAN FOR TOURISTS For Women Iran observes the Islamic dress code, which calls for women to cover their hair, neck and arms. This doesn’t mean you need to cover up your entire body with a chador (a black cloth that covers the whole body), you simply need to cover your head and hair with […]
The Iranian rial (﷼ in Persian) but symbolized internationally as IRR is the currency of Iran; however, prices are often quoted in Tomans (تومان). One Toman is equal to ten rials. • Coins are issued in values of 50, 100, 250, 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 rials with banknotes produced in 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, […]
  If you are approached by anyone who claims to be a policeman, ask to see their ID and request the presence of a uniformed officer or marked patrol car. Don’t hand over any documents or cash, or get into any vehicle. Avoid carrying large amounts of money and keep your passport safe. Pre-booked taxis […]
YOUR GUIDE TO IRANIAN CUSTOMS Since ancient Silk Days, Iranians have been accustomed to having travellers as guests. Wherever you are, Iranians will come up to you and say “hello,” take pictures with you, and invite you to their home or even offer you a free guided tour of their hometown. Greet people of the […]
  Banned Imports & Export   Importing alcohol is illegal. Prohibited items include narcotics, gambling devices, weapons and ammunition, explosives, counterfeit goods, anti-Islamic publications, and publications, photos and films considered to be against the religious and national dignity of Iran. Restricted items include animals, fish, plants, medicines (other than those prescribed for personal use), and telecommunications equipment. […]
  Available in all cities. The urban taxis (orange or blue) carry several passengers at a time and are much cheaper than the private taxis which only carry one person. Unofficial taxis should be avoided; use only legitimate taxis or those ordered through legitimate agencies. Official shared local taxis or Savari, also ply the major […]

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