Travel Advice for Iran - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Friday, 25 November 2016, 02:11:33 +1100
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
|Iran overall||High degree of caution|
|Border areas with Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq||Do not travel|
This advice has been updated with information on having sufficient cash for your stay (See Money and Valuables). 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. 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 violenceÂ targeting foreign interests have occured in Iran in recent years.Â 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/IranianÂ nationals.
Travellers should ensure theyÂ take sufficient cash to convert to local currency (Iranian Rials) to cover all costs for the duration of their stay in Iran. International debit/credit cards are not accepted in Iran and it is not possible to transfer funds into Iran using the commercial banking system of money transfer companies.
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.