The presence of Iran between the safest countries in the world for tourists will undoubtedly surprise you but it is totally TRUE.
However like anywhere, no place is totally crime-free but you don’t need to be worried at all if you follow all necessary and elementary precautions as a traveler.
Here are some trip safety tips that you need to keep in mind while you are traveling in Iran.
First of all, Iranian driving behaviors are different and crazy. People normally do not follow traffic rules, so pay especial attention while you are crossing the street.
In crowded tourist areas like Bazaars, it is possible that you encounter pick-pocketing so make sure that you keep your valuable objects such as passport, money, and camera on you and secure.
Iranians are very kind and have a friendly behavior towards tourists but please respect the culture and religion of the country in order to enjoy your trip more. Some of the cities especially the smaller ones are more religious than other ones and people are a little bit sensitive about the way you act.
-Women can wear a tunic, jeans, loose pants, long ankle skirt, and scarf. Note that Hijab is compulsory here.
-Men can wear everything except short pants that end above or at the knee.
Iran is a safe country for solo woman travelers but dress appropriately and modestly especially while you are visiting religious places.
Check the dress code for both women and men before your Iran trip. The rules of the wear in Iran aren’t so district for tourists and foreigners. You can still have your own chic style. Women can wear a tunic, jeans, loose pants, long ankle skirt, and scarf. Note that Hijab is compulsory here.
Men can wear everything except short pants that end above or at the knee.
Mugging and kidnapping threats against foreigners are almost rare in Iran but it is better to avoid some areas in some cities at night. You can also ask your hotel receptionist to help you with this issue.
And finally, try to avoid these mentioned places or book an experienced guide through a travel agency if you really like to visit them: some parts of the Province of Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran-Afghanistan border (at least within 100 KM), within 10 KM of the Iran and Iraq border and Iran and Pakistan border.
Is it safe to travel to Iran as a British, Canadian and American?
- Iran is safe for all nationalities including British, Canadian and Americans.
- Although according to the regulations and countries relationships, these three nationalities have to travel to Iran on a guided tour and their visa process takes a little bit more time, there is nothing to be worried about the public. You can enjoy your trip as much as other travelers do. The point is as these nationalities are accompanied by a guide; she/he can help you in a situation you have doubt about.
Is it safe to travel to Iran as a Solo woman?
- Iran is a safe country for solo woman travelers but dress appropriately and modestly especially while you are visiting religious places.