Government Travel Advice
The following government websites offer travel advisories and information for travellers:
*Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (www.smartraveller.gov.au)
*Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade (www.voyage.gc.ca)
*French Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et Européennes (www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs)
*Italian Ministero degli Affari Esteri (www.viaggiaresicuri.mae.aci.it)
*New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (www.safetravel.govt.nz)
*UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice)
*US Department of State (www.travel.state.gov)
Electricity in Iran is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Iran with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
There are three main types of voltage converter.
– Resistor-network converters will usually be advertised as supporting something like 50-1600 Watts. They are light-weight and support high-wattage electrical appliances like hair dryers and irons. However, they can only be used for short periods of time and are not ideal for digital devices.
– Transformers will have a much lower maximum Watt rating, usually 50 or 100. Transformers can often be used continuously and provide better electricity for low wattage appliances like battery chargers, radios, laptop computers, cameras, mp3 players and camcorders. However, they are heavy because they contain large iron rods and lots of copper wire.
– Some companies sell combination converters that include both a resistor network and a transformer in the same package. This kind of converter will usually come with a switch that switches between the two modes. If you absolutely need both types of converter, then this is the type to buy.
Outlets in Iran generally accept 1 type of plug: Two round pins (as used in continental Europe).
If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter. Depending on how much you plan to travel in the future, it may be worthwhile to get a combination voltage converter and plug adapter.
We go to great lengths to ensure our tours have minimal impact on the environment and the people who live there. We ask you to respect the culture of the people and to familiarise yourself with local laws and customs prior to travelling with us.
If you would like to photograph someone, ask their permission first to avoid causing offence. In some countries, photographing officials, the army, police, government buildings and borders may be illegal and may result in having your equipment confiscated.