Tips & Tricks
1. Bring cash
Bring spending cash for souvenirs and snacks, as the ATMs in Iran do not accept foreign credit and debit cards.
2. Obey the dress code
Women: Cover your head, arms and legs.
Men: Don't wear shorts or tank tops.
Open-toed shoes and sandals are fine for both genders.
In public settings, women must wear a headscarf, pants and manteau, an overcoat with long sleeves that comes down to the knees or slightly above.
You must be dressed appropriately when entering the country, so pack at least one manteau and scarf. Scarves and manteaus are easy to find, but if you don't want to be bothered scouring malls or bazaars, bring a few before arriving. Tunics, 3/4-sleeve, or long-sleeve dresses are all acceptable and can be found in typical clothing stores in your home.
3. Bring a voltage adapter
You'll need something that looks like this picture to the right to convert from the US's 110v, 60Hz to Iran's 220v, 50Hz. This will work for small, dual voltage appliances, like hair dryers, flat irons, and laptop and phone chargers.
Make sure your appliances are dual voltage before using this adapter. You can do this by checking the label on the cord of your appliance, which will say something like, "INPUT: 100-240V~50-60Hz."
If they're not, you'll need to buy a transformer adapter or a new dual voltage appliance. We recommend buying a new appliance because the transformers are too heavy and large to carry with you while traveling.