Safety in Iran: What Do You Need to Know?
Iran is usually an important country in the media, but it’s mostly related to politics and very rarely because of its ancient underground cities, stunning mosques, vast oak forests, ski fields and its coral islands. Iran has developed in tourism in recent years, nevertheless to-be-travelers are still in doubt whether Iran is a safe place to spend time in. But what do you think? Are rumors true about unsafety in Iran?
Is Iran Safe for Travelers?
Yes. Iran is safe for tourists of any age, nationality, race or gender. Iranians treat tourists respectfully and with the utmost care. But whether you believe it or not, Iranians can be overwhelmingly welcoming towards tourists and it’s their only problem! Rob Hastings, journalist of Independent, says: “… it was the Iranian people and their hospitality that had the biggest impression on me… the locals ensure that their country is not Middle Eastern North Korea or the closed society that many Westerns might expect”.
The attitude of many governments is to warn to avoid travelling to Iran borders because of potential civil unrest and the threat of terrorism in these areas. But it’s easy to avoid Iran borders, because the destinations of tourists are not usually near the borders. This warning is due to existence of terrorist groups such as ISIS and Taliban in Iraq and Afghanistan in western and eastern borders of the country.
Foreign governments like Iranian government prescribe tourists to respect Iranian and Islamic traditions and culture when traveling to Iran. But there’s no need to be anxious, because Iranians are highly educated and are seldom violated by your probable traditional mistakes.