Visa and Immigration Procedures to Iran
All visitors to Iran must obtain a visa. All visitors must hold a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. Admission is refused in Iran to women not wearing Islamic head cover, scarf, long sleeves and stockings. Citizens of Israel are banned from entry into Iran. Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Georgia, Malaysia, Syria, Turkey, and Venezuela can visit Iran without a visa. Other nationals with valid passports and traveling as tourists can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days (extendable for another 15 days).
Things/Items Allowed into Iran
Visitors to Iran are allowed to import up to 250 individual cigarettes or 50 cigars. Import of alcohol is illegal. Pets such as birds, cats, and dogs in Iran must be accompanied by a veterinarian health and rabies inoculation certificate, issued by Consul in your country of origin. Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage in Iran, in the cabin or as cargo.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Iran
•Arms and Ammunition
Things/Items Forbidden into Iran
•Seedlings or Vegetables
Voice of Travelers to Iran
The Unique Architecture In Iran
I love traveling and exploring new places so I take every opportunity I can get to try something new. My friend told me about a great ticket offer to Iran so we both decided to go. We booked our tickets with Alitalia set off. Arriving in Iran was interesting. We had to find a hotel since we didn't exactly know how long we were going to stay which was the reason why we didn't book our return tickets. We had an amazing time. We got ourselves a local guide and were amazed by the unique architecture and culture. It's something I've never seen before. Two weeks later we had to go home but we couldn't find tickets to Rome. We called every airline and asked for 2 tickets and finally, after 3 days, Alitalia found us tickets back home. It was an amazing experience.
Amazing experience in Iran
Last summer looking through a paper I saw an advert in which low price tickets to Iran were offered, and without even thinking twice I called Qatar Airways and immediately booked my tickets. We were having a little trouble with seats to Iran since only 3 tickets were available and we were 5 people so we somehow waited until the last minute and got 2 more tickets. It was a long flight to Iran but it was worth it. We got to our hotel in Iran where the staff were very friendly and led us to all the events happening and helped us get tickets to a local concert. Overall, it was an amazing experience with Qatar Airways and I will always book my tickets with this airline.
Iran Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the best season to visit Iran?
A. Many tourists typically visit the capital city of Iran, Tehran. June through September is the peak travel season to Tehran, Isfahan, Mashhad and Shiraz. Ski season in the Alborz Mountains is November through April. Most of Iran has distinct seasons. May through September is very dry and extremely hot in most parts of the country. Winter nights are cold in most of the country, apart from the far south. There is something to enjoy no matter which season you visit.
Q. What is there to see in Iran?
A. Iran has a complex history and culture, amazing buildings, and designs. A must see in Iran are the ancient ruins of Persepolis, Naqshe Jahan Square (Shah Square), Isfahan Music Museum, and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. If you are interested in Iran's history make sure you visit Imam Reza Holy Shrine, Tabatabei House and Jame Mosque of Yazd. Also Vakil Bazaar and Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) can be a fun place to visit in Iran for families.
Iran - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toTehran Imam Khomeini International Airport・Athens International (ATH)
・Abu Dhabi International (AUH)
・Rome Fiumicino (FCO)
・Istanbul Ataturk (IST)
Flight Routes to Iran
Major airlines that offer cheap tickets to Iran are Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Alitalia and several others. There are direct flights to and from Iran from Cairo, Paris, Rome, Abu Dhabi and other major cities. The main international airport in Iran is the Imam Khomeini International Airport. There are several Iranian carriers, and the air tickets from these companies tend to cost less.