IRAN is one of the most popular tourist countries in a Post Covid world. 

7 day culture and nature

Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted on all businesses but mostly on Tourism and traveling industry. During this unpredictable crisis, we have the opportunity to think about our first travel destination after this breakdown.

According to Jared Ranahan, IRAN is one of the countries that have potential to become major tourist destination in a Post Covid world.

Decades of geopolitical quarrels have dealt a major blow to Iran’s reputation, but it cannot be denied that the country’s cultural legacy is one of the most fascinating on earth.”

Click here to read his interesting article published in Forbes web site on 31 May 2020.

One of the first needs of each person when entering a country is access to telephone and mobile phones. Tourist prepaid Sim card is a credit card designed for tourists or merchants who travel to Iran. This SIM card covers all the needs of the call, SMS and Internet of tourists throughout the country.  Also allows for easy and high quality communication in Iran with outside of Iran. Follow us to know how to get simcard in Iran.

How to get simcard in iranHow to get simcard in iran

You can buy iranian SIM card at any official stores of the mobile operator company or in common mobile stores that have cards from all mobile operator companies. also you can buy sim cards at Imam Khomeini International Airport at the very moment you arrive. The only thing you need for buying that is to show your passport and visa. But it can be the best option if your host or tour agent accepts to buy one for you before your arrival.

How to get simcard in iran

As soon as you buy the sim card and fill the Ownership form that is will be activated. After activation of SIM card, you can use internet services easily with 3G and 4G. Generally, there are three major mobile operators in Iran. Hamrah-e-Aval, Irancell and rightel. They have good coverage and internet service. any operator provides lots of various package for Internet, message and call.

How to get simcard in iran

Country Code of iran is 0098. In addition, each city has its own code. For example isfahan code is 031- tehan code is 021- mashhad code is 051 and shiraz code is 071. by dialing number 118 you can connect to Telephone Subscribers Guide, throughout the country. But and a big problem about that is they talk in Persian.

so if you are in tehran and anybody wants to calling You from outside Iran, they should dial 0098+21+ your phone nember. And for calling to your mobile phone from outside of Iran, they must dial 0098+your mobile number without 0 At the beginning

Insurance of passengers entering Iran is necessary for any foreign person who traveling to Iran. And it starts from the arrival time in Iran. If the insured during the validity of this insurance, encounter an illness or physical injury caused by an accident the insurer is obliged to pay the related costs up to agreed cost.

Insurance of passengers entering Iran

There is no age limit on this insurance and pay medical expenses up to 10,000 euros during the insurance coverage period. This fee includes surgical, medical and poisoning expenses. Also, premium rates are calculate and determine based on the age and duration time on the basis euro.

Note: Valid Travel Insurance is often necessary for getting visa at airport (Iran Visa on Arrival)

Insurance of passengers entering Iran

The insurance of passengers entering Iran includes:

The transfer

Transfer to the nearest hospital, returning insured to the respective country, Transfer the corpse to the nearest airport of him/her place of residence country, Take the necessary actions for reinstatement of Individuals below-15-year-olds and Transferring a relative to Iran.

Insurance of passengers entering Iran

Paying fees

Medical expenses up to a maximum of 10,000 euros, included: Initial visit, Imaging and laboratory services, Medicinal costs and Outpatient surgery and Physiotherapy.

Medical expenses due to hospitalization and surgery, and surgical centers with admission for more than 6 hours.

Dental emergency costs up to 200 Euro Which limited to toothache treatment, Treatment for infection and tooth extraction.

The necessary expenses in case of missing important travel documents such as passports, Driving license or consular documents up to 2000 euros.

The cost of legal assistance is up to 250 euros in cases during stay in Iran.

Finally, Items listed above depends on the general and private conditions of the insurance policy.

Insurance of passengers entering Iran

If you have any questions about Iran visa, come along with us to review some tips

The I Go Persia team is ready to provide advice and service to facilitate the visa process and entry into Iran.

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How to get Iran visa?

Two groups do not need a visa to enter Iran: Kish and Qeshm Islands visitors and citizens of eight countries

Citizens of eight countries with free visa agreement are:

Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Armenia and Egypt can travel to Iran for a certain period without requiring a visa.

Syria: 90 days

Georgia: 45 days

Bolivia: 30 days

Turkey: 30 days

Armenia: 30 days

Egypt: 20 days

Azerbaijan: 15 days

Lebanon: 15 days

To increase the duration of their stay in Iran, they can apply to the consulates or Iran’s embassies. Also, if they are in Iran, they can go to the Foreign Nationals, Police Registration office in Iran and apply for visa renewal.

Visa on arrival

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Iranian Visa on arrival is possible at Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz, Tabriz, Isfahanand Kish airports.

IKA: Imam Khomeini Airport

TEH: Tehran Mehrabad Airport

SYZ: Shiraz International Airport

MHD: Mashhad International Airport

TBZ: Tabriz International Airport

ISF: Isfahan International Airport

KIH: Kish International Airport

Iran Visa on Arrival Tips

Citizen and Passport holders of the countries listed below can get Iran Visa on Arrival

Azerbaijan – Albania – Germany – Austria – Armenia – Uzbekistan – Spain – Australia – Slovenia – Slovakia – United Arab Emirates – Indonesia – Ukraine – Italy – Ireland – Bahrain – Brazil – Brunei – Belarus – Belgium – Bulgaria – Bosnia Herzegovina – Portugal – Peru – Tajikistan – Thailand – Turkmenistan – China – Denmark –  Russia – Romania – Japan – Singapore – Sweden – Switzerland – Syria – Saudi – Oman – France – Palestine – Cyprus – Kyrgyzstan – Qatar – Croatia – South Korea – North Korea – Colombia – Cuba – Kuwait – Georgia – Lebanon – Luxemburg – Poland – Malaysia – Hungary – Mongolia – Mexico – Norway – New Zealand – Venezuela – Vietnam – Netherlands – Yugoslavia – Greece.

It should be noted that this type of visa is issued solely for the purpose of tourism and for persons who originally have the nationality of the above mentioned countries with Regular Passport. This visa are not allowed for Diplomatic Passport holders and official passports, etc.

Iran Visa on Arrival is not issued for Citizen and Passport holders of these countries

USA, UK, Canada, Colombia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

Citizens of these countries for travel to Iran, must take action through Consulate or Iranian embassies in those countries.

Applying through the Electronic online registration form for visa application and having Iran Visa reference number before the trip still is the better way to expedite the issuance of a visa at airport.

Valid Travel Insurance is often necessary for getting visa at airport

please notice:  All visitors to Iran must hold a valid passport with at least six months validity  and confirmed return ticket

Apply for an electronic visa application by clicking on the following link  Visa application