Why do you travel to Iran?
Iran Visa, First step to come to Iran
Here is some useful and general informations about the Iran visa (e-visa) and how to get it:
Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival.
All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months.
Tourist visa to Iran is getting easier and easier and Iran is making a lot of progress, hoping to host 20 million visitors in 2025 with easy visa procedures. Visa on arrival is possible for many citizens, for a duration of 30 days, while more countries are getting the visa-free treatment.
Now these are the ways to obtain e-visa to enter Iran:
1 -Visa on Arrival at the airport: 30 days duration, costs depend of your nationality
2- Visa before arrival: 30 days visa which can be obtain prior to your arrival in any Iranian embassy/consulate.
It is also possible to extend your visa, no matter if you get it at the airport or prior to your arrival. The process is relatively simple, even though the possibility of getting your demand of extension deny still exists.
Iran safety, Is Iran safe for tourist?
Iran is generally a very safe place to travel, so much so that many travellers describe it as the ‘safest country I’ve ever been to’, or ‘much safer than travelling in Europe’. Violent crime against foreigners is extremely rare and, indeed, if you do your best to fit in with local customs, you are unlikely to be treated with anything but courtesy and friendliness – that applies to Americans, too.
While there are few stories of assaults and thefts in Iran, it pays to take the usual precautions. It makes sense, too, that if the economic situation worsens crime will rise. Basic things to be aware of:
On transport keep valuables, including your passport, money and camera, with you at all times.
Hotels are quite safe but locking your bags prevents hotel staff going through them and, perhaps, ‘sampling’ your toiletries.
There is a black market in stolen foreign passports so, unless it’s with your hotel reception, keep yours strapped to your body.
If you are to encounter a pickpocket, it will be in a crowded bazaar.
Costs of travel to Iran
Cost of travel in Iran can vary from expensive, fair, budget-friendly and dirt cheap considering your travel type. If you’re travelling with a tour to Iran then it can end up being more expensive than many destinations within the region as Iran is still a new destination and there’s not a lot of competition. If tours are not your thing, then Iran is the perfect place to travel on your own and according to your budget. Its important to know that there is a lot of local guides in Iran you can reserve and the cost will be very affordable with them.