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 overall||High degree of caution|
|Border areas with Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq||Do 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.
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