The window towards IRAN

FAQs

Can I take photos of religious Iranian families, especially women?
No, please ask before taking photos.

Do policemen speak English?
Most of them only speak Farsi, but they are very helpful.

Are you allowed to take photos of military areas or some holy places?
No, you are not.

Are there English newspaper and magazines?
Yes there are.

Are there international mail services?
Yes there are

Are taxis or local transports available?
Yes, but no taximeters in most of them. It is advisable to agree one a fare before hand. The majority of taxi drivers speak Farsi. The airport taxi fare is a little higher. For Traveling between cities one can use taxi, bus, railway and air craft.

Can I have handy cams or cameras?
Yes, you can.

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

Are roads in good condition?
Yes they are.

Are international driving licenses accepted by the police?
Yes they are.

Are there Telephone, Fax, E-mail and Internet?
Yes, there are.

Are women allowed to drive in Iran?
Yes they are

Is it possible to pay by credit cards?
No. You need to pay cash.

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

What is the Iranian currency?
It is Rial. In daily trade, Iranians use another unit called “Toman” which is the unit for 10 Rials.

Is tap water drinkable?
The tap water is drinkable in most of the cities in Iran.

Is it possible to bring alcoholic beverages to Iran?
No, it is forbidden to bring alcohol. It is well worth mentioning that Narcotic is strictly forbidden too.

Are men allowed to wear short trousers?
No, they are not allowed. However in sport complexes or beaches they can wear shorts.

Is it forbidden to wear a tie or a bow – tie?
No, it is not.

Do women have to wear scarf?
Yes, a head scarf is necessary

Do women have to dress Chador?
No, it is not necessary to wear a Chador unles
  • Can I take photos of religious Iranian families, especially women?

    No, please ask before taking photos.
  • Do policemen speak English?

    Most of them only speak Farsi, but they are very helpful.
  • Are you allowed to take photos of military areas or some holy places?

    No, you are not.
  • Are there English newspaper and magazines?

    Yes there are.
  • Are there international mail services?

    Yes there are
  • Are taxis or local transports available?

    Yes, but no taximeters in most of them. It is advisable to agree one a fare before hand. The majority of taxi drivers speak Farsi. The airport taxi fare is a little higher. For Traveling between cities one can use taxi, bus, railway and air craft.

  • Can I have handy cams or cameras?

    Yes, you can.
  • Is the power supply 220 volts 50 cycles AC.?

    Yes it is. The power socket outlets are 2 round circles, in which a plug with two pins can be inserted.
  • Are roads in good condition?

    Yes they are.
  • Are international driving licenses accepted by the police?

    Yes they are.
  • Are women allowed to drive in Iran?

    Yes they are
  • Are there Telephone, Fax, E-mail and Internet?

    Yes, there are.
  • Is it possible to pay by credit cards?

    No. You need to pay cash.
  • Where can I exchange money?

    You can exchange at the airport or any bank or exchange shop.
  • What is the Iranian currency?

    It is Rial. In daily trade, Iranians use another unit called “Toman” which is the unit for 10 Rials.
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