Practical and Useful Information on Traveling to Iran

Weather:
Weather is expected to be moderate and dry in Tehran during the month of October. The average of maximum temperature is 29°C & minimum 10°C then, with almost no chance of rain. There is ample sunshine during the day and significant temperature difference in shade. Lodgings , discussion and examination halls, and buses are air-conditioned, and some excursions to cooler places are being planned.

Week days: 
Weekend is Friday in Iran. Banks, post offices, travel agencies, and schools are closed on Fridays and half day Thursdays (usually from 12:00). Many other government offices are closed on both Thursdays and Fridays.

Electric Power:
Electric power is 220 volts and 50Hz in Iran. Power sockets (outlets) are 2-pin (European).

Credit Cards:
Credit cards do not have function in Iran, though many currencies, especially Euros and US Dollars, may be exchanged easily.

Clothing:
According to law and regulations of Iran, travellers are expected to wear decent clothing upon their arrival and during their stay in Iran.
Gentlemen are not allowed to wear short trousers.
Ladies are required to observe their hijab. That is, to cover up hair, arms, neck, and legs.

Did you know, you can play free casino games even when you are visiting Iran? Here is a guide to free games that you can use while in Iran.

Drugs and Alcoholic Dinks:
Drugs and Alcoholic drinks are forbidden in Iran. You are not allowed to bring them with yourself. While in Iran you will not be served any kinds of alcoholic drinks.

Currency:
The monetary unit in Iran is the “Rial”; but in daily conversation Tooman (equivalent to 10 Rials) is used. Bank notes of 100; 200; 500; 1,000; 2,000; 5,000; 10,000; and 20,000 Rials are in circulation. US$ 1 corresponds approximately to 9,200 Rials (920 Toomans).

Using your Mobile Phone in Iran:
Participants from many countries can use their own mobile (cell) phones through roaming service while in Iran. Roaming is a service offered by most mobile service providers that allows users to use their phone if they are not in their home coverage area. In general, using a phone while roaming, incurs additional fees, though some service providers offer national roaming for free on some service plans. While roaming, it is cheaper to receive calls from home than vice versa.

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