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Iran travel

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Iran travel

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Frequently Asked Questions

1.Do women have to wear a Chador?
No, it is not necessary to wear a Chador unless one wants to visit a holy Shrine(for instance in Shiraz when you visit the Shah-e-Cheragh). Women can wear jeans,pants or long skirt and long sleeved shirt, sweater and so on. There are no limitations on the colour or material.

2. Do women have to wear scarf?
Yes, the head scarf should cover the hair.

3. Is it forbidden to wear a tie or a bow – tie?

4. Are men allowed to wear short trousers?
No, They are not allowed.(But it is not forbidden when tourists are in the nature and camping tours.

5. Is it possible to bring alcoholic beverages to Iran?
No, it is forbidden to bring alcohol. And drugs are strictly forbidden.

6. Is it safe to drink the water from the tap?
The tap water is drinkable, but it may contain minerals. It is recommended to have mineral water .

7. What is the Iranian currency?
The Rial. In daily trade, Iranians use an older unit called Tooman Is the unit for 10 Rials.

8. Where can I exchange money?
You can exchange at the airport or any bank or change shop.

9. Is it possible to pay by credit card?
Yes, Mastercard and Visa card are accepted in most 5-star hotels and some shops.

10. Are there phones, fax, and Internet?
Yes, there are, except non Iranian mobile phone companies do not work in Iran.

11. Are women allowed to drive within Iran?

12. Are international driving licenses accepted by the police?

13. Are roads in good condition?

14. Is the power supply 220 volts 50 cycles AC?
Yes. the power socket outlets are 2 round circles, in which a plug with two pins can be inserted.

15. Is it necessary to keep the copy of the form after stamping by passport control of the air port?
Yes, please keep it until the day of your departure, when it will be collected by the passport control again. If you lose their copy, please let the guide know.

16. Can I have a handy cam or recording device?
Yes, please announce it at the custom, so that you receive a filming Permits for Iran.

17. Are there taxis or local transports available?
Yes there are, but no taximeters in most of them. It is advisable to agree one a fare before hand. The majority of the taxi drivers speak Farsi. The airport taxi are more expensive than street ones. for traveling between the cities one use taxi, buses, railway and air craft.

18. Are there international mail services?

19. Are there English-speaking news paper and magazines?

20. Are you allowed to take photos of military areas or some holy places?

21. Do policemen speak English?
No, most them only speak Farsi, but they'd try to be helpful.

22. Can I take photos of people, including religious Iranian families, specially women?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Ask before taking any photo.