Here you will find important tips and useful information for Iran.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Iranian rial IRR
Currency exchange rate
IRR 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ IRR 0.00 (07/2015)
Credit cards cannot be used.
Upon departure, bank receipts must be shown for all exchange transactions.
Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
Reconversion of IRR almost impossible!
+ 2.5 h
English, German and French
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Passports with Israeli visa (entry stamp) may cause considerable difficulty or denied entry.
Tourists must register at the Police within 8 days upon arrival.
It recommended to take some passport photos (women with head cloth) as well as photocopies of the passport with one.
The entry is refused for women who are not dressed in accordance with the Islamic regulations.
Teheran, 13 Yasaman Street, Sharifimanesh Avenue, Elahieh
Tel.: +98 21 2200 8333
7.30 - 14.00 h (Sat - Wed)
7.30 - 12.00 h (Thu)
10.00 - 21.00 h (Sat - Thu)
9.00 - 20.00 h (Fri)
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Rental cars with driver available.
Minimum age for car rentals: 18 to 25 (varies by company).
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Consult the media about the current situation before and during the journey and stay in contact with your tour operator.
Travel to the border areas with Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as the Iranian-Iraki border area not advised.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Possession, transportation and consumption of alcohol prohibited.
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).
Iran is a conservative Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
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