About safety in IRAN
Safety in Iran is one of the most important questions for tourists interested in tourism in the Eastern countries, and in particular in the Middle East. Tourists are wondering if the security of these countries is fulfilled. Iran is a special case with a wide range of natural features and different cultures. Iran’s full name is Islamic republic of Iran. Because of the extensive potential of echo-tourism, Iran is a great destination for foreign tourists. According to the International SOS, security indicators such as low levels of racial, sectarian or political violence or unusual civil unrest are in this survey.
Tourists would consider the security of other countries socially and politically, or the possibility of rioting when traveling. Terrorist threats are also among other criteria for tourists to travel to a country and Iran has passed its examining in this index. Tourists also add another feature, in addition to security, the provision of effective security and emergency services, and the use of infrastructure such as fast and easy transport. Fortunately, for tourists who think of these sources of choice as a traveler, we happy to announce that Iran has provided most of these features.
SAFETY IN IRAN AND TRAVELERS
Iran is a large country in the Middle East, however it is a huge part of Central Asia. It was renamed Iran in the early 20th century. Before that time people knew it as Persia. Desert tracking, swimming, skiing are just some things to do in the country. Due to recent sanctions, which the US imposed, the tourist influx has fallen down, however it is still a unique tourist destination where numerous ancient cities, tombs, and museums are preserved. The countries landscape is very wide. It has all natural variety like deserts, mountains, and forests. Two great deserts extend over much of central Iran. Dasht-e Lut and the Dasht-e Kavir, that are virtually uninhabited.
You can also experience reality by traveling to Iran. Do not listen to what the main American media say about Iran and travel to Iran, and enjoy visiting the culture and civilization of a few thousand years along with the hospitable people.
Safety in Iran and driving
Do not be surprised when you arrive in Tehran, because exciting moments of driving people in the streets of Tehran will blow your mind. It’s not that Iranians are bad drivers…they just don’t have a concept of space when driving around. In one way it’s almost as entertaining as it is scary
How do the people of Iran guarantee safety in Iran?
Most Iranians feel sad about the image of Iran abroad. Of course, the information we get is a bit biased. Locals in Iran know what the media says about them, and what a majority of people in the world thinks of their country. They just want to show that they are nice and generous individuals. We all are hopeful that you as a traveler to Iran who is neutral will then tell everyone how great it’s been here!
Cultural difference is one of the most important concerns of tourism officials in this field. Even within the boundaries of a country, from North to South, and from East to West, people follow different ways in their lives, and have their own behavioral styles. Culture is based on religion, history, climate, and a variety of other factors, so cultural differences in human beings in different parts of the world seem logical. You can see it everywhere – from shy smiles, to curious questions about where you’re from. Iranians are welcoming to visitors and are generally happy to see travelers coming. In traditional hotels and houses, they’ll treat you like family and They might even invite you for a homemade meal, just from a person on the street! No wonder Couchsurfing is so popular here. If you have traveled to Iran, or plan to travel to Iran, you have certainly heard a lot of rumors about the kindness of the Iranian people. But are the Iranian people really as nice as what travelers say? Most Iranian people are worried about rumors about Iran, and it is extremely vital for them to maintain safety in Iran for tourists. Iranian people are very curious about foreigners. People in Iran have three main questions that they want to ask visitors right away, and these questions are usually as follows:
1. Where are you from?
2. What is your religion?
3. What do you think about Iran?
If the conversation continues Iranian people will be genuinely interested in your family, your education, your beliefs and your stance on Iranian politics, customs and ceremonies. People who approach you on the street in Iran are rarely selfish, and almost interested in you and your perspective on their country.
How is safety in Iran?
In addition, due to the fact that Iranian money is devaluated after sanctions, traveling to Iran is so affordable for most people in the world. But when it comes to visit Iran, this question always draws tourists attention whether this country is safe? Due to global political issues, and the negative media propaganda against Iran, there are many negative opinions about safety in Iran all over the world. Many tourists consider the fact that although governments have forgotten all of these arguments, people still pass round them.
One of the most important factors that amazed tourists up to now is Iranian culture. An Iranian hospitality is prominent in Iranian culture. Many tourists do not have a proper idea of Islam because of negative propaganda about this attitude, and they are unaware of Iranian people’s beliefs and morals. In Iran, family matters are very important, as they take their responsibilities to their family very seriously. Women are to be protected and taken care of and it is inappropriate to ask questions about an Iranian’s wife or other female relatives. Their loyalty to the family comes before everything and is a priority. Iranians see themselves as having two distinct identities: “Zaher” (public) and “Batin” (private).
When they are in public, they must conform accepted convention of behavior. It is only within their homes among their inner circle that they feel free to be themselves. Family members are always part of the inner circle. In general, Iran is one of the safest countries for travelers, and so many travelers describe it as the “safest country I’ve ever been to.” Or safer than traveling in Europe
How can you be safe in Iran?
Violent crime against foreigners is extremely rare and, indeed, if you do your best to fit in with local customs, they unlikely treat you with anything, but courtesy and friendliness – that applies to Americans, too. people have hitchhiked across deserts, stayed in strangers’ places and left bags in restaurants and cafes without any problem. Safety in Iran is surprisingly fine. There isn’t any war in Iran as people are peaceful. You can go out safely till 1 AM and people will be really nice towards you.
Safety in Iran is for everyone except:
If you are in one of these categories it’s better not to travel to Iran.
If you are Jewish and have an Israeli’s passport, you had better not to travel to Iran. Even if you have USA passport or European passport it’s better not to risk it.
If you are working in an spy agency, or were working at one, especially if that agency is related to Europe or America, don’t come to Iran, secure guards will probably fine you, but there is a 10–15% chance that government will bother you or arrest you.
In case of being a well-known Journalist that has written anything against Iran’s government, again don’t risk it.
In condition that you are not one of those categories, there is no worries for you to visit Iran. It’s nice to know that we have seen a lot of passengers who were one of the list above that visited Iran and had no problems, they went back safe. But in the worst case scenario it is 20% possible for you to get bothered by government.
Travelers experiences about safety in Iran
The highest mountain point is Mount Damavand. Caspian region on the Northen part of the country which is rich with forests and covered with fertile brown forest soil. One traveler who recently traveled to Iran on his experience of this trip says: “I traveled to Iran with my wife for two weeks and can honestly say that this country is one of the safest places we have ever traveled. The only traffic problem in Tehran is crazy! Iranians are the most welcoming people we have ever seen, and due to lack of time, we could not answer all their invitations.”
Another traveler from his experience of traveling to Iran says: “I traveled to Iran for the first time in 2012. While other tourists suggested me that Iran was really safe, and people were excellent in all respects, the media outlined Iran as the most dangerous regions in the world, but on my trip to Iran, I found all the negative propaganda against this country wrong and on a trip to Iran we must forget them.”
“Alesha and Jarryd are travel bloggers, photographers and social media influencers who have been exploring the world together since 2008. They say about Iran:
We did not feel unsafe once through the whole 4 weeks of us backpacking independently in Iran. We weren’t with a tour group, had no tour guides, didn’t speak the local language, took public transport and taxis, wandered the streets on our own – basically everything you shouldn’t do if you’re in a dangerous country. And guess what? Nothing bad happened to us at all!”
At the end
Iran is a beautiful country, people in Iran love tourists, and they try their best to make all the travelers happy.
Experience reality with your trip to Iran. Do not listen to what most American media say about Iran and travel to Iran and enjoy the sights of a thousand-year-old culture and civilization along with the hospitable people.
Only when you start the journey you can understand the meaning of the sentence: “It is better to see something once than hear thousands of times”. You may have heard from tourists about their travel experiences, or read travel blogs, but some of the experiences are so amazing that no language and no words can make them like that which deserve to be described.
When you travel to Iran, you understand how great your journey is able to change your life. You see that this journey is not only an integral part of your existence, but also the door that it open up to you and what opportunities you can face with. All you need to know is that you can.
Travel means being alive. The most beautiful thing in the world is the world itself.
Work, travel, save money and repeat it again!
Time is low and the world is wide.
I think that’s about it, you are going to love Iran, it’s nothing like you think. I hope you find some time to visit us!
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