The safety of our passengers, leaders, and operators is a top priority at The Great Persia
The Lonely planet guide book says: ” Iran is generally a very safe place to travel, so much so that many travelers describe it as the ‘safest country I’ve ever been to’, or ‘much safer than travelling in Europe’. “
Is it safe to travel in Iran?
Don’t listen to everything you hear about Iran in the media. In a country steeped in ancient tradition, there is a surprising essence of modern flair.
Despite the engineered picture projected in the mainstream media Iran has always been safe for tourists.
Iran is mainly essentially the most strategic patch of real estate on the planet. It’s the nation on the center of the Old World, and it’s the historic bridge between East and West, North and South.
Iran, once the heart of the great Persian Empire, sits in southwestern Asia, Iran has one of the largest economies in the Middle East and one of the largest populations, with about 80 million people.
Moreover, whoever controls Iran basically controls the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most essential vitality choke-point.
Any way you slice it, Iran is essentially the most direct between the 2 primary inhabitants centers, Europe and South/East Asia.
However, this is not the only factor that makes Iran worth knowing about visiting. The heart of the storied Persian empire of antiquity,
can trace its history back 2,500 years to the time of the Achaemenids, which began in 550 BCE. The country has long been of interest to global powers because of its strategic location within the Middle East and its abundant supply of oil and other natural resources as a factor in colonial and superpower rivalries.
From the scenic nature to more than hundreds of cultural sites provide people with enough incentive to want to know more and visit Iran.
Is it safe for Americans to travel to Iran?
Yes. Iran is much safer than people think it is. American citizens can travel to Iran as a tourist with no problem.
This is contrary to the fact that the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the U.S. Department of State has announced the travel advisory level 4 and prohibits US citizens from traveling in Iran as tourists. It needs to be mentioned that the American tourists who have already visited Iran narrate the opposite story and do not have any complaints about their safety.
Americans can travel to Iran freely but they do need to know a few things about tours and visas before planning their trip.
US citizens will have to have their itinerary and tour guide approved beforehand.
Sticking to the itinerary is part of the conditions of visa approval, so sticking to the itinerary and the instructions of the tour guide will ensure that there are no problems.
Contrary to what you see in the media, Iran is one of the friendliest and culturally-rich countries you’ll ever visit. And no, they do not hate Americans or any other Western nation. That’s just fear-mongering and it is far from reality.
Iranians will be keen to demonstrate their hospitality to US citizens and will offer to host them for lunch or dinner.
Hostility towards particular actions of the US government, doesn’t stop the people of Iran having nothing but the warmest feelings for Americans themselves.
So Iran is a safe place to visit for Americans and we are here to welcome you.
Is it safe to travel to Iran as a woman?
Iran is safe, accessible and totally easy to navigate as a solo female traveler.
All women while in Iran are required to follow the dress codes prescribed form women in Iran. This means wearing a headscarf and not allowing the skins on your arm or legs to be shown while in public. There is also gender segregation of public bus. Following these laws will mean women will generally have no issues when it comes to safety.
Iranians are renowned for their hospitality and as a visitor you will be invited to many people’s houses for dinner or lunch. This isn’t as forward as it may seem in other countries and is generally a sign of respect to the guest. There is, however, no obligation to accept such offers.
Despite all western media, based on hundreds of opinions, Iran is one of the best countries for female travelers to travel alone and also the best option in the Middle East where solo travelers and backpackers can experience its rich history, mouthwatering food, its unique varied landscapes and also ski resorts. Iran is a destination with friendly people where it is so easy to meet and make local friends for a more immersive cultural experience; so, solo travelers can have a true experience of everyday Persian life, eat like the locals, sleep like the locals, participate in activities like the locals…
Me, Elahe as a woman and managing director of The Great Persia company, I know very well that sometimes women like to travel on their own or with female friends.
In our Iran women-only tours, we offer so much joy and new mysterious involvements to our customers. In our Iran woman tours, we will have unique things like Cooking class, Confectionery class, Massage and Spa, Nail salon, and Temporary tattoo and even more. You are going to visit many historical and cultural sights and feel the Middle Eastern desert vibe. Our guide in this package is a female, expert in tourism branch and familiar to all these sights. For more information Click here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Customer Information
As you look to get back on the road, we continue to ensure our trips are safe for everyone. That includes our travelers, our leaders and crew and the people we visit along the way.
COVID‑19 testing requirements
- Incoming passengers (over 8 years old) are required to hold a medical certificate with a negative COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English, otherwise it must be certified by an embassy or consulate of the IR of Iran.
- The COVID‑19 PCR test is not required for passengers coming from or transiting through European countries if they provide proof of full vaccination against COVID‑19. People are considered fully vaccinated 15 days after the second dose in a two‑dose series vaccine.
- Passengers will be screened on arrival and if they show symptoms of COVID‑19, they will be retested at their cost (equivalent of IRR 2,500,000). Until the test result is known, foreign nationals will be quarantined in places provided by the Ministry of Health and Iranian nationals will have to self‑isolate at home.
We’re here to help
It is estimated that it won’t be long before the wheels of the tourism industry start to roll again and tourists manage to visit their favorite destinations.
There is no need to say that health protocols and guidelines are needed to be observed seriously to avoid getting infected by the unwelcomed virus in all our tours .
We’re also here to help you with any questions you might have. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Planning Your Trip to Iran
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Iran is home to the one of the oldest civilization of the world and boasts of 24 UNESCO world heritage sites (currently, in July 2019). 22 cultural and 2 natural sites, Iran has no shortage of sites to explore.
Among the list of countries with the most UNESCO World Heritage, Italy and China are at the top of the list, standing in number one with 55 world heritage sites. Iran, however, stands at the 10th rank with 24 UNESCO-registered sites, surpassing the United States and Japan.
So, if you haven’t traveled to Iran yet or you would like to see some other parts of Iran you didn’t visit before, don’t be doubtful anymore. It is high time you started planning your trip to Iran and see what this ancient country is like by yourself.
After the outbreak of the Covid-19, you now have the chance of planning your trip beforehand and you will always have the chance to reschedule your trip if the situations deteriorate.
Iran safety FAQ
|How can I get a tourist visa to Iran?|
Depending your nationality, you can apply for the tourist visa through travel agencies in Iran. read more
|What is the best time to visit Iran?|
There are ideal temperatures across most of Iran from March until May and then again from Mid-September to early November. read more
|How can I get a travel insurance coverage to Iran?|
We, as a reliable travel agency in Tehran, we included travel insurance in the list of our services to avoid you from any discomfort. read more
|Is there a dress code in Iran?|
Yes, it is. but the dress code in Iran is more casual that what you might expect. read more