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Iran is the home to the ancient Persian Empire and a strong history dating back to 3200 BC. This means travelers are able to bask in the rich culture and history of thousands of years of tradition and architecture.
When in Iran, consider your safety. Remember that there is no actual U.S. Embassy in the country as Iran and the U.S. have no direct diplomatic relations.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Iran. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Iran: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, polio, and influenza.
Polio is found in some regions of Iran. Make sure you have been vaccinated before traveling.
Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and dengue are also present. Make sure to bring repellents and mosquito netting. Antimalarials may be recommended based on the specifics of your trip.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
To visit Iran you will need a visa. You are still not guaranteed entry despite having a visa. Travelers will also need a passport with six months validity and a blank page for the stamp.
Due to the political situation between the U.S. and Iran, traveling can be difficult. Be sure to check on the current situation regularly.
For more information, see our Iran visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Iran is a dry and hot country. But, its climate can vary depending on the geographical location and season.
Winters are cool to very cold with January being the coldest month. In the northwest, winters are the worst, though they are evened out with temperate summers. The further south you go, the more hot and humid it gets, with short, cool winters, and very strong summers. July is particularly hot.
Summers are not very wet in most of the country. Part of the Caspian coast has rainfall all year round, but especially from the end of summer to mid-winter. Be aware that strong storms can sometimes occur, which can lead to flooding and erosion. Iran gets lots of sunshine during summers.
Autumn and spring are usually mild passing seasons in Iran no matter which area you travel to.
While Iran is a very developed country, there are still some safety concerns. Severe earthquakes are not uncommon in Iran and terrorism is a threat. Make sure to plan for these potential hazards.
Iran has a high traffic-accident mortality rate. Drivers do not make way for pedestrians and streets are not regulated. Avoid driving yourself and be careful on the streets.
Petty theft and pickpocketing do occur in populous areas of Iran. Make sure to be aware of your surroundings and leave valuables in a safe place. False police officers robbing tourists has been reported in Iran. Ask for an officer’s identity card if stopped.
Think ahead on what to pack by perusing these suggestions:
The U.S. Department of State recommends all travelers register with the free STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) for important automatic notifications concerning in-country security and for help in case of an emergency while you’re abroad.
There is no U.S. Embassy in Iran. If needed, travelers are directed to use the Swiss embassy:
Embassy of Switzerland – Foreign Interests Section
No. 39, Shahid Mousavi (Golestan 5th)
Telephone: (98) (21) 2254-2178 and (98) (21) 2256-5273
Be aware that Iranian citizens may be prevented from going to the embassy for help.
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