Travel Advice for Iran - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 04:57:44 +1000

2016 Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

While every care has been taken in preparing this travel information for travellers, neither the Australian Government nor its agents or employees including any member of Australia's consular staff abroad, can accept liability for injury, loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained therein.

Travel Advice Levels

Iran overallHigh degree of caution
Border areas with Afghanistan, Pakistan and IraqDo not travel

Australian passport holders travelling to Iran for tourism purposes are eligible to apply for a visa on arrival. The level of advice has not changed. We advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Iran overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.


  • We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Iran due to ongoing regional tensions. You should pay close attention to your personal security at all times and keep a low profile in your activities. Monitor the local and international media for information on developments which may affect your security.

  • Acts of political violence occur throughout Iran, including in the capital Tehran. Possible targets include foreign interests, Iranian government establishments, military parades and religious sites and processions. SeeSafety and Security

  • Political developments in the region may prompt large demonstrations. You should avoid demonstrations as they can turn violent.

  • Iran does not recognise dual nationality. It is highly unlikely that the Australian Government will be allowed to provide consular assistance to dual nationals.

  • We strongly advise you not to travel to within 20 kilometres of the Afghanistan and Pakistan borders, to Sistan va Baluchestan province and areas in Kerman province east of the city of Bam due to the dangerous security situation.

  • We strongly advise you not to travel to areas within 10 kilometres of the border with Iraq because of the volatile security situation. Iranian security forces in these areas are vigilant.

  • SeeTravel Smartfor general advice for all travellers.

  • Entry and exit

    Embassy of IranLaws

    Safety and security

    Terrorist Threat Overseas bulletinpassportonlineAustralian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate

    Local travel

    road travelpiracy bulletinwebsiteAviation Safety Network websiteair travel


    Consular Services CharterDrugsLGBTI travellers pageRamadan travel bulletinDual nationals


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    Where to get help

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    Additional information

  • DFAT country information

  • Smartraveller advice for business travellers. 

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    Your children go free »
    This means your dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 21 at the date of policy issue who are travelling with you.