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Visit Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran offers visitors a unique chance to experience the Middle East. From the modern urban centers of Tehran to the beaches and scuba diving of Kish, you’ll find music, arts, and architecture are all offered in full abundance throughout this country.

Visiting Iran can be an interesting experience. It is a cash-only society thanks to the 30+ year old US embargo that has been in place. This means any Western credit cards will not work. No ATMs will accept Western cards either. One euro equals more than 10,000 rial as well, so getting the exchange rate is important. Prices are sometimes listed in toman as well, which is 10 rial, and there are no state-issued large bills.

Iran operates on three different calendars as well, including the Persian and Islamic calendar in addition to the standard European calendar. Visitors will also want to be aware of certain clothing protocols that are in place. Maybe one of the most unique aspects of a visit to Iran is that it is impossible to find a urinal anywhere.

It is a dry country as well, so no alcohol is allowed in public. European visitors tend to have more leeway than an American visitor for travel freedom, but most trips to Iran are planned tours that feature local guides. It is a friendly nation that may love its instant coffee in the morning, but also offers spectacular arts, culture, and vistas that will make you want to keep coming back for more.

Travel and vacation in Iran

Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Iran. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Iran. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts.

Map and distances

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Rent your transport

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City Guides

Isfahan

#Isfahan Visit Isfahan Because of its central location within the transportation networks of Iran, Isfahan was once one of the largest cities in the world. It...

Qom

#Qom Visit Qom Located a short drive from Tehran, Qom is a holy city that has a thriving industrial center and unique opportunities to explore. Make...

Shiraz

#Shiraz Visit Shiraz The history of stunning Shiraz encompasses more than 4,000 years of humanity. It’s first documented mention is on a tablet dated to the...

Tabriz

#Tabriz Visit Tabriz Tabriz is one of the historical capitals of Iran. It is nestled between the volcanic cones of the Eynali and Sahand mountains, with...

Tehran

#Tehran Visit Tehran Tehran is one of the largest cities in the Middle East and Western Asia. It offers visitors access to high-profile landmarks, architecture from...

Good to know

National Tourist Information Iran

#Touristboard Iran Tourism Authority Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Yadegar Emam intersection, Azadi Ave. Tehran – IRAN T: +98 (21) 66582014 Social Media WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE FLICKR INSTAGRAM PINTEREST VIMEO #Iran #visitIran #iIran #touristinformation #touristoffice #touristboard

Weather and forecast

Yemen
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25.8 ° C
25.8 °
25.8 °
12 %
3.1kmh
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22 °
Tue
29 °
Wed
28 °
Thu
28 °
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Largest cities

See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017

RankCityPop
1Tehran8,154,051
2Mashhad2,749,374
3Isfahan1,756,126
4ŠKaraj1,614,626
5Tabriz1,494,988
6Shiraz1,460,665
7Ahwaz1,112,021
8Qom1,074,036
9Kermanshah851,405
10Urmia667,499
11Rasht639,951
12Zahedan560,725
13Kerman534,441
14Arak526,182
15Hamadan525,794
16Yazd486,152
17Ardabil482,632
18Bandar Abbas435,751
19Eslamshahr389,102
20Zanjan386,851

Official National Holidays

Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.

DateEnglishLocal
Farvardin 1-4NowruzNowruz
Farvardin 12Islamic Republic DayRuz e Jomhuri ye
Farvardin 13Sizdah Bedar
Khordad 14Death of KhomeiniRehlat e Xomeyni
Khordad 15Revolt of Khordad 15Qiām e Pānzdah e
Bahman 22Anniversary of Islamic RevolutionEnqelāb e
Esfand 29Nationalization of the Iranian oil industryMelli Šodan e Saneat e Naft
Muharram 9Tasua
Muharram 10Ashura
Safar 20Arbaeen
Safar 28Demise of Prophet Muhammad and Imam Hassan
Safar 29 or 30Martyrdom of Imam Reza
Rabi'-ul-Awwal 17Birth of Muhammad and Imam Jafar
Jamaad-ath-Thaanee 3Martyrdom of Fatima
Rajab 13Birth of Imam Ali
Rajab 27Mission of Muhammad
Sha'aban 15Birth of Imam Mahdi
Ramadhan 21Martyrdom of Imam Ali
Shawwal 1Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadhan)
Shawwal 25Martyrdom of Imam Jafar
Dh-ul-Hajja 10Eid ul-Adha (Ghurban)
Dh-ul-Hajja 18Eid al-Ghadeer

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Iran Covid-19 / Coronavirus

Iran
5,868,360
Total confirmed cases
Updated on
Iran
313,015
Total active cases
Updated on
Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Active cases
Afghanistan
156,040
7,260
20,944
Albania
181,696
2,874
7,032
Algeria
205,822
5,890
58,737
Andorra
15,404
130
92
Angola
63,861
1,697
9,648
Anguilla
793
1
91
Antigua and Barbuda
4,019
99
454
Argentina
5,280,358
115,826
17,713
Armenia
296,552
6,055
28,545
Aruba
15,807
171
145
Australia
160,302
1,648
31,798
Austria
801,456
11,261
32,074
Azerbaijan
517,802
6,915
25,655
Bahamas
22,179
642
1,356
Bahrain
276,571
1,393
659
Bangladesh
1,567,981
27,828
8,413
Barbados
15,341
130
4,989
Belarus
588,231
4,530
23,358
Belgium
1,312,360
25,846
85,667
Belize
25,445
473
2,760
Benin
24,560
161
428
Bermuda
5,612
96
171
Bhutan
2,617
3
4
Bolivia
509,919
18,901
18,463
Bosnia
249,349
11,397
45,734
Botswana
184,919
2,396
1,336
Brazil
21,729,763
605,682
216,857
British Virgin Islands
2,725
37
39
Brunei
12,384
81
2,476
Bulgaria
569,443
23,073
79,312
Burkina Faso
14,793
214
292
Burundi
19,894
38
19,083
Cabo Verde
38,140
349
339
Cambodia
117,888
2,743
1,881
Cameroon
100,289
1,600
18,256
Canada
1,698,499
28,749
29,394
Caribbean Netherlands
2,388
19
85
Cayman Islands
1,196
2
271
Central African Republic
11,518
100
4,559
Chad
5,067
174
19
Channel Islands
12,594
99
582
Chile
1,683,451
37,685
13,689
China
96,797
4,636
573
Colombia
4,991,050
127,067
29,090
Comoros
4,206
147
22
Congo
16,408
239
3,748
Costa Rica
555,970
6,946
64,593
Croatia
446,005
9,060
16,645
Cuba
946,960
8,191
5,818
Curaçao
17,011
173
167
Cyprus
121,635
569
30,311
Czechia
1,731,287
30,625
32,199
Côte d'Ivoire
61,178
690
743
DRC
57,432
1,091
5,411
Denmark
377,825
2,699
13,380
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
13,451
181
63
Dominica
4,508
30
403
Dominican Republic
376,272
4,108
6,055
Ecuador
515,606
32,952
38,774
Egypt
324,619
18,285
32,327
El Salvador
112,290
3,575
14,646
Equatorial Guinea
13,166
163
466
Eritrea
6,792
45
39
Estonia
183,320
1,469
22,217
Ethiopia
362,335
6,358
20,561
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
68
0
1
Faroe Islands
1,615
2
290
Fiji
52,028
673
2,400
Finland
154,888
1,150
107,738
France
7,125,868
117,467
97,671
French Guiana
44,060
299
33,766
French Polynesia
40,178
635
6,043
Gabon
34,601
224
6,067
Gambia
9,956
339
14
Georgia
694,182
9,788
48,783
Germany
4,480,066
95,794
169,072
Ghana
129,805
1,170
2,096
Gibraltar
5,887
98
178
Greece
720,295
15,682
35,535
Greenland
731
0
90
Grenada
5,817
196
131
Guadeloupe
54,350
736
51,364
Guatemala
595,008
14,700
8,105
Guinea
30,642
385
792
Guinea-Bissau
6,131
141
530
Guyana
35,067
895
3,572
Haiti
23,406
658
2,599
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
0
Honduras
374,148
10,192
248,597
Hong Kong
12,328
213
92
Hungary
850,513
30,567
24,384
Iceland
13,142
33
757
India
34,200,957
455,093
170,891
Indonesia
4,240,479
143,235
13,554
Iran
5,868,360
125,363
313,015
Iraq
2,047,811
22,993
35,652
Ireland
429,877
5,369
47,994
Isle of Man
9,197
57
735
Israel
1,323,516
8,049
11,983
Italy
4,743,720
131,856
74,654
Jamaica
88,259
2,179
29,491
Japan
1,716,938
18,199
5,326
Jordan
853,012
10,965
18,234
Kazakhstan
929,784
11,951
44,854
Kenya
252,672
5,257
1,141
Kuwait
412,527
2,461
468
Kyrgyzstan
180,629
2,655
2,877
Lao People's Democratic Republic
36,248
53
29,637
Latvia
203,460
3,049
31,936
Lebanon
637,819
8,453
17,263
Lesotho
21,587
656
8,742
Liberia
5,811
287
66
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
354,215
5,028
59,694
Liechtenstein
3,529
60
54
Lithuania
390,031
5,661
39,509
Luxembourg
80,603
842
1,588
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
77
0
11
Macedonia
199,766
7,051
6,393
Madagascar
42,898
958
618
Malawi
61,757
2,296
2,330
Malaysia
2,431,716
28,400
75,947
Maldives
86,922
240
1,537
Mali
15,848
558
714
Malta
37,564
460
612
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
42,634
670
41,860
Mauritania
36,955
792
493
Mauritius
17,047
148
15,045
Mayotte
20,485
182
17,339
Mexico
3,783,327
286,346
351,446
Micronesia
1
0
0
Moldova
328,000
7,497
15,435
Monaco
3,389
36
30
Mongolia
350,604
1,666
35,682
Montenegro
141,292
2,071
4,008
Montserrat
41
1
6
Morocco
944,277
14,612
5,438
Mozambique
151,225
1,928
637
Myanmar
494,974
18,560
17,944
Namibia
128,824
3,550
892
Nepal
809,729
11,361
10,360
Netherlands
2,087,859
18,320
92,952
New Caledonia
10,482
257
10,170
New Zealand
5,749
28
1,256
Nicaragua
16,241
207
11,809
Niger
6,254
207
128
Nigeria
210,460
2,882
5,199
Norway
200,885
894
111,039
Oman
304,183
4,110
524
Pakistan
1,269,234
28,386
23,940
Palau
8
0
0
Palestine
421,541
4,376
7,954
Panama
471,537
7,307
2,276
Papua New Guinea
27,895
335
3,058
Paraguay
460,723
16,231
263
Peru
2,195,859
200,052
1,995,807
Philippines
2,761,307
41,942
57,763
Poland
2,975,880
76,447
210,534
Portugal
1,085,451
18,138
31,336
Qatar
238,640
609
1,036
Romania
1,571,115
44,980
194,910
Russia
8,279,573
231,669
861,293
Rwanda
99,374
1,320
52,543
Réunion
54,438
372
370
S. Korea
353,089
2,773
25,868
Saint Helena
2
0
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
2,625
21
329
Saint Lucia
12,426
241
403
Saint Martin
3,850
55
2,396
Saint Pierre Miquelon
32
0
0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
4,850
60
1,782
Samoa
3
0
0
San Marino
5,475
91
17
Sao Tome and Principe
3,697
56
451
Saudi Arabia
548,303
8,780
2,185
Senegal
73,896
1,878
24
Serbia
1,104,117
9,571
122,726
Seychelles
21,903
119
217
Sierra Leone
6,396
121
1,882
Singapore
172,644
315
29,731
Sint Maarten
4,478
75
43
Slovakia
457,431
12,917
31,446
Slovenia
320,620
4,693
18,971
Solomon Islands
20
0
0
Somalia
21,269
1,180
10,162
South Africa
2,919,632
88,925
19,268
South Sudan
12,279
133
257
Spain
4,997,732
87,132
62,168
Sri Lanka
536,496
13,640
19,153
St. Barth
1,589
6
1,121
Sudan
40,238
3,099
4,234
Suriname
48,118
1,058
17,632
Swaziland
46,384
1,241
101
Sweden
1,165,996
14,956
15,933
Switzerland
865,707
11,203
32,292
Syrian Arab Republic
41,515
2,504
13,295
Taiwan
16,376
846
114
Tajikistan
17,086
124
2
Tanzania
26,034
724
25,310
Thailand
1,859,157
18,799
100,042
Timor-Leste
19,774
121
52
Togo
25,992
242
291
Trinidad and Tobago
55,681
1,645
4,656
Tunisia
711,821
25,155
1,280
Turkey
7,851,805
69,112
498,705
Turks and Caicos Islands
2,956
23
57
UAE
739,381
2,131
3,871
UK
8,809,774
139,571
1,498,112
USA
46,315,209
756,366
9,506,229
Uganda
125,758
3,200
26,048
Ukraine
2,784,039
64,202
339,463
Uruguay
392,148
6,071
1,714
Uzbekistan
183,928
1,306
3,135
Vanuatu
4
1
0
Venezuela
400,511
4,810
13,697
Vietnam
892,579
21,738
63,540
Wallis and Futuna
445
7
0
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
9,694
1,850
1,537
Zambia
209,639
3,659
128
Zimbabwe
132,651
4,669
684
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