Iran international travel guide

Iran

Iran is part of Asia with main city at Tehran. It's usually 🌤️ 6.90 °C in Iran with a rainfall of 🌧 29.67 mm. Internet speed in Iran is on average 2.0 Mbps. In Iran you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 79M people. The main currency is Iranian Rial. The languages spoken are Persian (Farsi). Automatic teller machines are common in Iran. Current travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~6.90 °C   🌧 ~29.67 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 79M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Reconsider your need to travel

If you travel to Iran despite our advice, you will be screened for coronavirus (COVID-19) at airports. There has been confirmed cases including deaths. Iranian authorities have suspended flights to and from China. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor before travelling. Check with your travel provider on disruptions and monitor media for updates. We haven't changed our level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel due to the volatile security situation and the high risk that foreigners, including Australians, could be arbitrarily detained or arrested. Dual nationals are also at risk. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: February 21, 2020

General

🔌 Sockets

Iran uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Persian (Farsi)

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Iran uses the Iranian rial (symbol: ?), code IRR.Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 rials. Rial is subdivided into 100 dinars. Coins come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 250, 100 and 50 rials.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Iran. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Iran is on average 2.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Iran is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 309,951.61 IRR, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Hamrah-e-Aval (MCI), Irancell or RighTel. Iran uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Iran upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Iran, dial +, then 98 (the country code for Iran), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Iran, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Iran you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 70-110 km/h (43-68 mph) on undivided highways, 70-120 km/h (43-74 mph) on motorways and 70-120 km/h (43-74 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

999

Ambulance

990, 811

Fire department

990

Last updated: February 12, 2020