INFORMATION
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To enter the country for tourist reasons, it is necessary to have a passport, with a residual validity of at least 6 months and to have two free pages at the time of entry into Iran.
Entry visa. To obtain a visa, in addition to the passport must be valid for at least six months, and have two free pages. 2 passport photos, those for the documents that are made everywhere even in the machines of the street; – reservation with a confirmation letter from a hotel in Iran or a travel agency; – health insurance covering the entire duration of the stay in Iran. The forms for the complete application (you can ask and fill directly at the consulate). In addition, you pay the consular fee and a flyer for the visa passport with a visa issued. In a month you can withdraw your passport, even those who are not the owner.

Airports
We remind all women traveling to Iran that they should cover their head with a veil covering their hair since their arrival at the airport.

Baggage
Each piece of luggage must be labeled with the Italian address. It is allowed boarding in the hold of a suitcase per person; maximum weight 23 kg (158 cm). Consider the memories that you will probably have when you return to avoid paying overweight.
Do not put in your suitcase (because in case of theft will not be reimbursed: mobile phones, computers, battery chargers, sunglasses, travel documents, money, precious stones, perishable objects, etc.).
On board you can only carry one piece of hand luggage whose dimensions (base / height / depth) do not exceed 125 cm overall (handle / casters / pockets included) and weight kg 8. Inside it It is forbidden to bring lighters or sharp objects of any type, even small ones: scissors, knives, pliers, razor blades, etc.
The anti-terrorism provisions prohibit the supply of liquids on board: water, liquid medicines, perfumes, jams, creams, toothpastes, sprays, gels, etc. Anyone wishing to put them in containers with a capacity of less than 100 ml must put them in a transparent and resealable bag (max 1 liter), to show to the customs control. Larger containers are removed from the controllers, even if they contain less than 100 ml. No limitation on luggage to be stowed.

Customs Provisions
The import of alcohol is prohibited. Each visitor can export items up to a value of US $ 180 and carpets for a total area of up to 12 m². The address of the customs office is: Customs of the Islamic Republic of Iran – Corner of Miremad Street – Shahid Beheshti Avenue, Tehran 15875/6834 – Tel: (98) -21-88501425 / 30.

Time zone
Plus + 3 hours and 30 compared to GMT.
Start DST: 22 March 1 hour forward
End DST: 21 September 1 hour backward

Language
The official language is Farsi (Modern Persian). English is used in tourist areas

Change
The Iranian currency is the Rial at the exchange rate with the euro being 41.5 to 1.00 (as of December 24, 2017). There is an obligation to report amounts in excess of USD 5,000 or in euros. In Iran, international ATM banking and credit card banking is not active and travelers are not accepted. It is therefore recommended to get enough money before entering the country to cover your travel and living expenses. You can change at the exchange offices or at the bank.

Electricity Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz


Phone
Prefix of Iran: 0098
Iran is connected to the GSM mobile roaming system with contracted users (for telephone and text messages) and prepaid cards (only for text messages), but the connection is not guarantee regularly. It is recommended that you check with your telephone provider for the possibility – and methods – to use your SIM card in Iran.

Climate
Iran is generally an arid country, but the west and the north are more rainy than the east and the south. In spring, it is usually sunny. The Tehran capital, located between 1,200 and 1,700 meters, could be rainy in the spring. In April, average temperatures range from 11 to 22 degrees. Qom is located 900 meters above sea level, south of Tehran, on the edge of the Kavir Desert. In one year, 135 mm of rain fall; the temperatures in April are between 10 and 24 degrees. In Isfahan, central Iran, at an altitude of 1,500 meters, temperatures resemble those of Tehran. Yazd, born at 1200 meters as an oasis between the deserts of Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut, spring temperatures are dry and nearly 28 degrees. Shiraz is located in the south, at 1500 meters, and at this latitude now the winter is quite mild, even at such a high altitude. The temperatures of the season are between 9 and 24 degrees.


Religion
Iran is a predominantly Shia Muslim country (90%). There are large communities of Sunni Muslims in the south-west and south-east of the country, Armenians, Assyrians, and Chaldeans, and to a lesser extent, Catholics, Jews, and Zoroastrians, who have freedom of worship

Clothing
It is important to respect the rules of Islamic behavior, especially with regard to the sexual sphere and clothing (sleeves, long pants / skirts, scarf covering the head and neck of women, long pants for men). In holy places, the use of short sleeves is not allowed even for men. Public behavior between men and women must always be composed, correct and aim not to touch local susceptibility and morale. Please note that in public, it is not allowed to greet a woman by shaking her hand. These rules of behavior must be scrupulously respected in the rural areas or at least outside the big cities. The duties of vigilance of Islamic morality are also exercised by a non-uniform, sometimes young staff, who has the obligation to be recognized. For non-compliance with the rules of behavior and clothing are provided for different types of sanctions, until the possible expulsion from the country. Very severe penalties are provided for those who commit crimes against the person and Islamic morality in the sexual sphere. Extramarital affairs and homosexuality are considered crimes, punishable even with capital punishment. Even out of respect for the guides who will accompany us and who are in every way guarantors of the public order, the respect of these rules is also supported, vis-a-vis their risk to lose their authorization of presence and consequently to work. Spring clothes and a heavy sweatshirt or windbreaker are perfect. For women, we recommend large dresses that do not give a glimpse of the shapes. Not recommended tight clothes !!

Pharmaceuticals
Start with common drugs, just in case, sometimes the different names of the same drugs create availability problems (some areas are isolated and there are no drugs). We recommend intestinal disinfectants, antidiarrheals, laxatives, a broad spectrum antibiotic, insect repellant sprays and antihistamines. No vaccination is required.

Cooked
For those with special intolerances, we kindly ask you to communicate as soon as possible with the agency, the guide and the guide. Iranian cuisine is a perfect symbiosis of tradition and culture, a form of hospitality par excellence. An Iranian meal begins with an abundant Maze consisting of a series of vegetable sauces and / or yogurts accompanying the traditional bread (naan). The main ingredient in Persian cuisine is rice (Celo Polo), basmati quality, seasoned (Polo) or accompanied by elaborate sauces (khoresht). Served with meat stews seasoned with fruits, nuts, spices and herbs. Most Used Ingredients Hot: figs, grapes, peanuts, almonds, berries (blackberries), berries, melons (especially dough like seeds), carrots, apples, turnips, pumpkin, sesame , red bean, mango, eggplant (very hot and dry), eggs, pistachios, mint leaves (very hot and dry), onion (hot and dry), leeks, parsley, mustard, dates, persimmons, cinnamon, olive oil, basil, turmeric, saffron, ginger, oil, black cumin, garlic, pepper (hot and dry), nuts, celery, raisins, currants, cabbage, nuts, peas, green onions, honey, coconut, chickpeas, bitter orange, cardamom. Freddi. Spinach, plum, pomegranate, beans, cedar, okra, purslane, cheese, cucumbers, yogurt, apricots, pumpkin (seeds), pumpkin, pears, peaches, melons water, medlar, pomegranate, barley, corn, rhubarb, sorrel, vinegar, chestnuts, coriander, cherry, lemon, lime, orange, hawthorn. The meal ends with a dessert (shirini) and a tea.

Purchases
In small shops and markets you can buy art and craft items. The price, sometimes, must be contracted with elegance and elegance, but it is difficult to obtain significant discounts. In hotels, the price is fixed. Our agency does not agree with the different souvenir shops; everyone is free to shop where he deems it most appropriate.

Photography
In order not to compromise the susceptibility of certain subjects, it is essential to ask permission to take pictures. It is strictly forbidden to shoot at military posts, airports, military personnel, checkpoints, places considered sensitive. Our guides will give us information about this, to observe carefully. It is strongly recommended to bring spare batteries or memory cards as they are not always available.