Travel advice for Iran.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Iran.

Travel money:

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Iranian rial IRR

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Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)


220 volt / adapter recommended

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 2.5 h

National language

Official language


Language capabilities

English, German and French

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Passports with Israeli visa (entry stamp) may cause considerable difficulty or denied entry.
Tourists must register at the Police within 8 days upon arrival.
It recommended to take some passport photos (women with head cloth) as well as photocopies of the passport with one.
The entry is refused for women who are not dressed in accordance with the Islamic regulations.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Teheran, 13 Yasaman Street, Sharifimanesh Avenue, Elahieh
Tel.: +98 21 2200 8333

Opening hours


7.30 - 14.00 h (Sat - Wed)
7.30 - 12.00 h (Thu)


10.00 - 21.00 h (Sat - Thu)
9.00 - 20.00 h (Fri)

  • International driver's licence required for car rentals.

  • Rental cars with driver available.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 18 to 25 (varies by company).

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Minimum risk of malaria.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.


  • Consult the media about the current situation before and during the journey and stay in contact with your tour operator.

  • Travel to the border areas with Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as the Iranian-Iraki border area not advised.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

  • Possession, transportation and consumption of alcohol prohibited.

  • Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).

Cultural characteristics
  • Iran is a conservative Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

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