Iran travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Iran with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Iran.

Iran travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Iran with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Iran - quick facts
Time difference UK +3.5 hours
Language(s) Persian
Currency Iranian Rial
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Iran weather

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The Iran weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Tehran.

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Iran travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Iran from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Iran.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Iran travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Iran with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Iran, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Iran covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Iran with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Iran travel features

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Iran FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Iran including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Iran due to Covid-19?

Iran is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, Islamic Republic of Iran for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Iran?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Iran. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Iran and the UK?

The time difference between Iran and the UK is UK time+3.5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Iran?

The main language spoken in Iran is Persian.

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What is the currency in Iran?

The currency in Iran is the Iranian Rial (IRR).

Which plugs are used in Iran?

Iran uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Iran?

They drive on the right side of the road in Iran.

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Do you need a visa for Iran?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Iran.

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