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


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Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 23:30:12 +1000


2017 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

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

On 7 June, simultaneous terrorist attacks at the Iranian Majlis (parliament) in central Tehran and at Imam Khomeini's Shrine on the southern outskirts of Tehran. Avoid these sites and follow the instructions from local authorities. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Iran overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

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Summary

  • Exercise a high degree of cautionin Iran. Pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the local and international media for information on developments which may affect your security.

  • On 7 June, simultaneous terrorist attacks at the Iranian Majlis (parliament) in central Tehran and at Imam Khomeini's Shrine on the southern outskirts of Tehran. Avoid these sites and follow the instructions from local authorities.

  • Acts of political violence targeting foreign interests have occurred in Iran in recent years. SeeSafety and Security

  • Political developments in the region may prompt large demonstrations. 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 Australian/Iranian nationals.

  • Ensure you take sufficient cash to convert to local currency (Iranian Rials) to cover all costs for the duration of your stay in Iran. International debit/credit cards are not accepted in Iran. It is not possible to transfer funds into Iran using the commercial banking system or money transfer companies.

  • Do not travelwithin 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.

  • Do not travelto 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

    Do not travelDo not travelTerrorist threat overseaspassportonlineAustralian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate

    Local travel

    road travelpiracy pagewebsiteAviation Safety Network websiteair travel

    Laws

    Consular Services CharterDrugsLGBTI travellers pageRamadan travel bulletinDual nationals

    Health

    travel insuranceWorld Health Organization (WHO)health

    Where to get help

    Consular Services Charteriran.embassy.gov.auwebsite

    Additional information

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  • Smartraveller advice for business travellers