Air Connections:Iran is served by its own airline, Iran Airlines as well as many other major international airlines.
Area:1.648.195 Kilometers (16th largest country in the world)
Bank, Currency and Credit Cards: Most of the world’s currencies are recognized as legal tender in Iran and are freely exchanged at banks or may be used in making purchases. Iranian currency is the RIAL. Tourist services are quoted and guaranteed in U.S. dollars or E.U. and Credit Card Not Accepted in Iran at the Moment (maybe Carpet shops and Hotels accepted), All the Bank’s are opens Saturday to Thursday 07:30 AM- 13:30 PM. Bring your passport and a book to read. Many banks have separate lines for foreign currency exchange – of course Exchange Office’s are opens at the afternoon until evening. Don’t be shy to ask where to go. You may change dollars into Rails legally by going to a bank.
Cellular Telephones:Very popular and reasonable. It’s so cheap sim-cards you can Buy them from the Shopping malls, International Airports, or contact your hotel concierge. After coming back to your Home town you can keep it and use when you are In Iran again. It is illegal to drive while holding a cell phone. When renting a car, ask your rental agent for a hands-free set.
Climate: Iran enjoys a four season’s climate most of the year, with rainfall usually periodically only between late September and April. All the land in December and January are under cold climate except the Persian Gulf lines, rainy periods are interspersed in March and late April, rainy climate In Caspian coast lines in many, many, sunny days. There is little or no rain in center to East to South regions.
Education and Science:Iranian institutions of higher education include universities, offering a wide range of subjects in science and humanities, and serving as research institutions of worldwide repute.
Electricity:The electrical current in Iran is 220 V. AC, single phase, 50 Hz. 110V appliances can be used only with a step-up transformer or appropriate adapter.
Entering Iran: You’ll Coming Iran from all the land, Air and Sea bordered.
Passports and Visas Requirements information:Every visitor to Iran must hold a valid passport; from 2006 visitors of the more than 50 countries can travel Iran and collect 2 weeks (14 Days), Iranian visa with return ticket at following Airports:
IKIA (Imam Khomeini International Airport)
ISF (Isfahan International Airport)
SHZ (Shiraz International Airport)
TBZ (Tabriz International Airport)
MHD (Mashhad International Airport)
Health:The National Health Insurance Law provides for a standardized basket of medical services, including hospitalization, for all residents of Iran. All medical services continue to be supplied by the country’s four health care organizations.
Public Telephones:Most of them operate today with a plastic credit card size phone card, available at Shopping Malls, post offices and your hotel newsstand. Cards of 20,000 Rials are available, A reasonable way to communicate. You may access Intl- Phone cards to Make a Phone calls to overseas, overseas operator and overseas directory information is available by dialing 118. Domestic directory in Each City information is available by dialing 118- free from public phone.
Religions:Iran is home to a major Islamic Religion for 98%, other religions including the Christian, Zoroastrians and the Jewish. Other religious communities include Armenian and Baha’i. All denominations are free to worship in their own way and each religious body has the statutory right to observe its own weekly rest day and holidays.
Shopping:Stores in Iran are open daily from Saturday through late Thursday; some observe a “siesta” from 1pm to 4pm, reopening until 9pm. Some malls close later in the day and are open Fridays after sundown.
Vaccinations:Not required for tourists entering the country.
Weights and Measures:The metric system is used exclusively. A kilometer is a bit over 1/2 mile (.62 miles). A kilogram equals 2.2 pounds.
RIAL,or,TOMAN: There is a difference between Rial and Toman in Iranian Economy, The value number of the on Iranian Money are shown as a Rial, The replies you may hear from Restaurants and the malls or shops in Streets is only and only by TOMAN, But when you are in Hotels, Exchanges and the Banks you see all of them as a RIALS, Example; 20,000 Rials for Buy a Phone-Card said to be as a 2,000 Toman.