If you want to travel to Iran as a tourist or a medical tourist, this guide could help you with the woman’s dress code in Iran.
What is women’s dress code in Iran?
You may be enthusiastic about visiting Iran, this truly ancient and unique land, but some rumors make you hesitate to travel to Iran. In media, you may have heard of toughness about women’s dress code in Iran. But are these rumors true? Does the Iranian government treat so harsh toward women?
In a word, no. Hijab rules are not so strict that you’ve heard. Especially for tourists, they are more easygoing that in the worst situation, they only request you to observe the hijab regulations (typically in a kind way). So there’s nothing to be worried about, and if you are a solo woman traveling to Iran, with observing minimum requirements, you’ll face no problems.
You probably have heard of the chador, and “NEGHAB” These things may have made you anxious. If not, I told you. The chador is that long dark garment women wear over other clothes to cover their bodies entirely, and the neghab is a garment that covers the face. But don’t mix up Iran with Saudi Arabia, because chador is entirely optional and neghab is a garment worn in old times and no longer is common in Iran. You rarely encounter women wearing a chador, and almost all the girls do not use chador anymore.
In holy places like ancient mosques, you probably have to wear a chador. But you do not need to carry a chador with yourself. You’ll be borrowed a chador for free in the entrance of the mosque or shrine.