Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine is not required.

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What is the COVID situation in Iran?

+268 New COVID cases in Iran
+7 New COVID deaths in Iran
67.97% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 16 September 2021

Basic facts about Iran

Iran is a very large country located in Southern Asia. The capital of Iran is Tehran and the most spoken language is Persian (Farsi). The national currency in Iran is Iranian rial (IRR).

What taxi apps are available in Iran?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Iran. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Iranian rial (IRR)Official currency
1 EUR~44712.23 IRR
1 USD~42299.99 IRR

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Iran?

The official language of Iran is Persian. Traveling across Iran if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Iran was ranked 56th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Iran?

There are 2 common plug types used in Iran:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Iran?

Currently, citizens of 14 countries can enter Iran without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Iran?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Iran.

Data last reviewed on: 16 September 2021

Is it safe in Iran?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On May 2, 2022, the risk level for Iran was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Iran

110 Police
125 Ambulance
125 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Iran:

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