Iran destination information

All you need to know before visiting Iran

Iran summary

Iran is a big country with around 79M Iranian. Official language is Persian. Iran uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+03:30 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Iran is Iranian Rial (IRR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 57
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 210

ATMs in Iran are Common. Internet speed in Iran is on average 2.0 Mbps. In Iran you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Tehran
🗣️ Persian (Farsi)
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 79M ☀️ ~17 °C 🌧 ~18 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 1648k km2 (636k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Iranian visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Iran uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Persian (Farsi)


Currency 💱

1000 IRR = 0.03 USD

Iran uses the Iranian rial (symbol: ?), code IRR.Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 rials. Rial is subdivided into 100 dinars. Coins come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 250, 100 and 50 rials.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Iran. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Iran uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Iran upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :

990, 811

Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Iran, dial +, then 98 (the country code for Iran), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Iran, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .

international: + 98 21 1234567
calling local: 021 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Iran is on average 2.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Iran is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 309,951.61 IRR, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Hamrah-e-Aval (MCI), Irancell or RighTel.


Rules 🚗

In Iran you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 70-110 km/h (43-68 mph) on undivided highways, 70-120 km/h (43-74 mph) on motorways and 70-120 km/h (43-74 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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