Do women have to wear a Chador?
It is not mandatory for women to wear a Chador in public places unless intending to visit sites of a holy Shrine. It is however enforced for women to wear a long sleeve shirt and pants or long skirts. (There is no limitation on the color or material).
2. Do women have to wear scarfs?
Yes, the head scarf should cover the hair.
3. Is it forbidden to wear a tie or a bow – tie? No.
4. Are men allowed to wear short trousers? No.
5. Is it possible to bring alcoholic beverages to Iran?
No, alcoholic beverages are strictly forbidden.
6. Is it safe to drink the water from the tap?
The tap water is drinkable, but it is recommended to drink mineral water when possible.
7. What is the Iranian currency?
It is Rial. In daily trade, Iranians use a unit called Toman, which is the unit for 10 Rials.
8. Where can I change money?
You can exchange at the airport, there is Melli Bank. A better rate is available in Bureau de change.
9. Are credit cards accepted in Iran?
Credit cards such as Visa, Master card or any other credit cards are not accepted, and the ATM’s do not serve international needs.
10. Are there any internet facilities available?
Yes, there are numerous café net and internet cafes throughout Iran.
11. Are women allowed to drive within Iran? Yes.
12. Are international driving licenses accepted by the police? Yes.
13. Are roads in good condition? Yes.
14. Is the power supply 220 volts 50 cycles AC?
Yes. You will need a power converter and an adapter to use with any electrical supplies. The power socket outlets are 2 round circles in which a plug with two pins can be inserted.
15. Is it necessary to keep the copy of the form after it has been stamped by the passport control desk at the airport?
Yes, you will have to keep the copy of the stamped form until the day of your departure, since it will be requested by the passport control officer. In case you lose the copy, please inform your tour guide immediately.
16. Can I have a handy cam or recording device?
Yes, please announce it at customs, so that you receive a filming Permit for Iran.
17. Are there taxis or local transports available?
Yes. There are various types of taxis available in the city, e.g. personal driving services and yellow cabs. It is advisable to agree on a fare with the driver before you get on a taxi. The majority of the taxi drivers speak Farsi. The airport taxis are a little more expensive than street ones. For Traveling between the cities you can uses taxis, buses, trains and air planes.
18. Are there international mail services? Yes.
19. Are there English newspapers and magazines? Yes.
20. Are you allowed to take photos of military areas or holy shrines? No.
21. Do police speak English?
No. The majority of them speak only Farsi, however they are very helpful.