Is it safe to travel to Iran?
Yes, of course. Travelling in Iran is safe, people are peaceful and they will be really nice towards you. Since the election and re-election of the moderate President, Hassan Rouhani in August 2013, international relations have improved and foreigners are more than welcome to visit.
Do you need a visa to travel to Iran?
All foreign visitors require a visa to visit Iran except citizens of the following countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia and Turkey. Citizens of these countries can stay up to 3 months without a visa.
What is any exception?
Citizens of Colombia, Somalia, Britain, Canada, USA, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan can get a visa before traveling to Iran.
All the travelers including U.S, U.K, and Canadian citizens can enter all the seven Iran’s free trade, industrial and special Economic Zones (Kish and Qeshm Island, Chabahar, Aras, Anzali, Arvand, and Maku) without a visa.
Furthermore, Americans, British and Canadian Passport Holders need to go on an organized tour of Iran or be accompanied by a Licensed Iranian Tour Guide during their trip.
Is it permitted to take photos of historical sites and people in Iran?
Rules on photography depends on the place. Many mosques will allow But some of them will not allow photography.
Generally, if it is not permitted, a sign will indicate. Restrictions are placed on photography of government and military buildings.
For people, when taking photos of specific people, it is always better to ask for permission. Often this will lead to a positive response, many Iranians like to pose for photos.
When is the best time to travel to Iran?
Generally, the best time to visit Iran is during the spring and autumn. There are ideal temperatures across most of Iran from March until May and then again from late September to early November. Meanwhile, winter is best avoided because temperatures can become very cold.
Would you like to know about the Iranian Food?
The usual food in Iran is a well-balanced mixture of herbs, meat, beans, vegetables and spices. Most of the Iranian dishes prepared with Rice.
Chelo-Kabab or Chelow Kabab is the national dish of Iran. Chelo-Kabab is served with Rice and Sangak Bread. Sangak bread, the king of all breads, which is a whole grain wheat bread with a lot of substance and is baked in stone ovens over a few thousand tiny stones. This is more expensive and also larger.
Ghormeh Sabzi is probably the most popular Iranian dish. It is a mixture of vegetables that are hard to find them outside Iran, then mixed with red beans and meat cubes. Again, served with saffron rice.
Also there is another tasty and popular Iranian dish called Abgoosht. This dish is very simple, but is a little hard on the stomach. The dish consists of lamb, beans, potatoes and tomatoes that cooked in water for hours. It served with onion, fresh vegetable and Doogh.
The another most flavorful and spicy rice is Kalam Polow Shirazi in Persian. It is a wonderful dish from the beautiful ancient city of Shiraz, Iran. The ingredients of this dish is tasty meatballs, kohlrabi fries and fresh vegetables.