Despite a reputation for political unrest and religious conflicts, Iran is a surprisingly rewarding country for travellers. Those who go out on a limb and take a trip to this diverse and beautiful country, will see people and places that are at a stark contrast to newspaper images of war and violence. With deserts, forests, mountains and valleys, the country formerly known to the Western world as Persia, is a land of stunning landscapes and a complex history. The modern capital, Tehran, is located towards the North, close to the Caspian Sea. To the West, Hamedan is one of the oldest cities in the world and the capital of the ancient Medes.

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Destination Information for Iran

Iran experiences extreme temperatures during summer and winter, especially in the Northeast. Most visitors find that the high season from March to May makes for the most comfortable weather. If you’re in Iran to discover culturally significant places and sights, there’s plenty to choose from, ranging from churches and palaces to ancient cities with museums and mosques in abundance. Those planning to explore the fascinating landscape can wander through the dense forests of the North or the desert basins such as the Dasht-e Kavir in the East. Trekking with camels, a safari by jeep and camping out under the stars will provide a unique experience for travellers.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

  • Food and water hygiene
  • Insect and animal bite avoidances
  • Personal safety
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sun protection
  • Altitude sickness

Additional Health Risks Information for Iran

Yellow fever certification is required if arriving from a country with high risk of yellow fever.

It is important before travelling to ensure you are up to date with childhood immunisations such as measles, mumps and rubella.

Consult with your local CityDoc travel expert to tailor your vaccine requirements based on your medical history, previous vaccinations and travels as well as your itinerary.

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