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About Iran

Iran is a mountainous and ethnically diverse country in Western Asia. Blessed with rugged mountains, lush forests, arid deserts, sleepy beaches, salt-plains, fascinating culture, and extraordinary historical sites, it is one of the most beautiful countries in the Middle East. The medical tourism sector in Iran is in growth, with more and more international medical tourists coming to receive medical treatments in the country, particularly for cosmetic procedures. All procedures in the country are performed with advanced scientific techniques as the medical facilities always stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. Another factor that drives the popularity of medical tourism in the country is affordable, yet high-quality healthcare.

Popular Cities and Regions in Iran

Tehran is a bustling metropolis with excellent museums, parks, restaurants, and friendly people. While most of Iran is very conservative, the capital Tehran is a lot more secular and liberal. Women walk around wearing jeans and make-up, and couples can openly hold hands. Visitors in Tehran are welcome to see the Azadi Tower, admire the awe-inspiring architecture of the Tehran City Theater, explore the Treasury of the National Jewels, or visit the oldest historic monument in the city, the Golestan Palace. Another famous city in Iran is Tabriz. It has a long and rich history and is dotted with historical buildings. Among the most important attractions in the city are the world’s oldest covered bazaar and the blue mosque. 

Transport in Iran

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport is the main international airport in Iran where most international tourists will arrive. Low-cost carriers, including Pegasus Airlines and Air Asia, operate flights from this airport and other airports in the country. The fastest way to get around Iran is by domestic flights. However, the most affordable option is by bus. The country’s domestic bus network is extensive, but since the speed is limited to 80 km/h, it is not the fastest. Trains are available and are very comfortable. To get around inside cities, the Metro and taxis are the best options.

Visas in Iran

A visa is required for anyone who wants to visit Iran, with the exception of citizens of Turkey, Armenia, Syria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Lebanon, Serbia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Egypt, Malaysia, and Venezuela. Iran provides visa on arrival for citizens of all countries, except 10 countries, including the UK, the US, Canada, and Pakistan. Nationals of these 10 countries need to obtain a visa in advance. 

Weather in Iran

There are four seasons in Iran, including spring (March to May), summer (June to August), autumn (September to October), and winter (November to February). With the temperatures rising as high as 37°C, summer in the country can be very hot, while the winters are cold. Spring and autumn are popular times to go as the weather is mild. 

Additional Info
  1. Local Currency: The official currency of Iran is the Iranian Rial (IRR). The exchange rate from 1 USD is approximately 42,122 IRR, while 1 EUR is around 49,741 IRR. 
  2. Money & Payments: Since credit and debit cards are not used in Iran, it is important that you bring hard currency for the duration of your stay. The easiest way to remember the exchange rate is that the yellow 50,000 IRR is approximately equal to a euro. 
  3. Local Language: The primary language in Iran is Persian. Although not many people can speak English, the younger generation has decent English language abilities. 
  4. Local Culture and Religion: Almost the entire population (99.4%) adhere to Islam. The remaining percentage follows Christianity, Judaism, or Zoroastrianism. It is important to remember that women are required to cover their hair in public. 
  5. Public holidays: Some of the most important public holidays in Iran are Nowruz, Martyrdom of Imam Ali, Eid ul-Fitr, and Eid ul-Adha.