Is Iran safe? listen to travelers’ opinions

Is Iran safe? listen to travelers’ opinions

Although you’re sure that a country is safe to travel, you need to do something to make your trip safer and better. You may heard about safety in Iran but you’re not sure about that or even you scare to travel to Iran because of the things you hear or see on medias.
Irantrawell is here to make you sure about how safe is Iran to travel. You can read the opinions below to know tourists’ experiences during traveling to Iran.

Mariana from Rucksack Ramblings

We loved Iran and felt safer there than in most other countries we’ve travelled to. You very quickly realise almost all Iranians are just genuinely interested in talking to you and don’t have any dodgy ulterior motives. They’re truly a warm and welcoming people.


Mariana in Iranian Bazaar

Natalia from Zapiski ze świata

As all of my friend told me, that Iran is safe, I didn’t have any objections to go there. We were traveling in a group of three girls and the only thing I can say, is that people were so friendly to us and always ready to help!


Natalia in Iran

Silvia from Heart My Backpack

I’ll admit I was a bit nervous when I first arrived in Iran – as I am when traveling solo to any new country – but the warmth and hospitality of the locals quickly put me at ease. I especially felt like all the women around me in Iran were looking out for me, as sisters do.

My experience backpacking in Iran has only been one of warmth and hospitality, and really, really amazing food! I’m tempted to think all this hype over solo female travel in Iran has been blown way out of proportion. Though, in a few hours my friends and I are backpacking to Marivan, a small Kurdish city on the border to Iraq. So you know, maybe I’ll have some more eventful things to share from there! (Kidding, family, Kurdistan is of course totally safe.)


Ewa from Rusz w Podróż

I felt perfectly fine in Iran. Even walking through a city like Shiraz or Esfahan in the evenings you don’t feel uncomfortable. You just should remember about Iranian hijab, which means covered head and at least long blouse and pants.


Łukasz Supergan

I’ve spent 110 days in Iran in total. Did I feel safe? For 99% of time – absolutely yes. Local people, both in small villages and big towns really took care of a foreign visitor like me. And the remaining 1%? Well, these were meeting with Iranian police and couple of shady guys, in places where a smart tourist would never go to. I trust Iranians as much as I trust my own nation. Sometimes even more.


Angela from Chasing the Unexpected

I find Iran very safe, for sure the safest country of the region. I have traveled to Iran by myself and around the country with a friend of mine, an Iranian woman, and I’ve never had problems, been harassed, nor felt uncomfortable. I haven’t experienced any street crime incidents either. I did follow my friends’ tips when going back to my hotel alone after dinner, but even though the streets were quiet I was never worried.

Also in regards to terrorism threats, Iran is safe as their intelligence does a very good job protecting their borders. We shouldn’t forget that Iran borders with unsafe countries such as Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan, so when traveling to provinces such as Khuzestan and Sistan Baluchistan, I strongly recommend a local guide who knows where to take you and what places to avoid.


Rick Steves from America

Traveling through Iran to film a public-television show, I quickly filled up my notebook with quirky observations. One moment, I saw propaganda murals encouraging young men to walk into the blazing sunset of martyrdom. The next, a woman in a bookstore served me cookies while I browsed through the books, admiring one in particular. Then, when I was about to leave without buying anything, she gave me the book for free.

It makes me feel so sad when I see unfavorable news about Iran. I might disagree with their politics but once you separate it from the culture, history and most of all people you will have a spectacular and unforgettable destination, the one that can be the highlight of all your travels. Just don’t listen to the news, don’t let the prejudice take over, visit Iran with an open mind and you will be more that fine! Iran is really safe!


Naomi from Netherlands

Is solo travel in Iran safe? Can a solo female travel to Iran? I did it so I can tell you my experiences about the safety of a solo female traveller in Iran.

Of course I was nervous. I am always nervous on every solo adventure. But I can honestly say: I have never felt unsafe on my solo female travel in Iran. Not once during my 2 week travels in Iran did I feel unwelcome. I never encountered any hostile feelings and I did not see anyone get arrested or harmed in any way.


Monika from Amused Observer

Before I went to Iran, many people told me that it might be difficult for women to travel there. It turned out it was difficult only when I was in the company of a man – then people wouldn’t talk to me, and they addressed the man only. However, when I was alone or in the company of my fellow female traveler the situation was totally different – both men and women were eager to talk to us and help us any way they could. And that’s why I think of Iran now as a friendly, hospitable and safe country.

Monika in Iran

Margherita from The Crowded Planet

I travelled around Iran independently with my husband for two weeks, and I can honestly say that the country is one of the safest places we’ve been to in our years of travelling! The only annoyance is Tehran traffic, it’s crazy! And the fact that you can’t possibly accept all the dinner invitations you’ll no doubt receive – Iranians are the most hospitable folks we’ve ever met!


Paulina from Mucha w sieci

I went to the night party at the desert, I climbed the minaret, I drove around with a stranger, I tried hitchhiking and wander around empty bazaars. No matter what I did, for all the time and in ever place I was surrounded by open and helpful people and I felt super safe.


Veronika from Travel Geekery

I felt safe in Iran, not only because I was travelling with 2 male friends, but mainly because of the locals. The smaller a town, the more we would encounter curious locals who were beyond happy just to greet foreigners. They care so deeply about the image Iran has abroad. Each and every local we chatted with (and we chatted with many!) asked us to spread the positive message about Iran.
People are not dangerous in Iran. The people are curious and always interested in foreign travelers. So many are well educated and were easily able to challenge our knowledge. They are open and not shying away from discussing sensitive issues like politics.


Alex from Lost with Purpose

In our experience, Iran was incredibly safe. At one point, we left a car parked on the side of the road with all the doors open and the keys in the ignition for half an hour… without any problems!
In many countries, money hanging out of your pocket in a tourist area will be quick to disappear into a pickpocket’s hands. In Iran I had the opposite men would run up to me to warn me my money was sticking out of my pockets!

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I think losing your travel documents, money, and your phone in a foreign country is on the top place in the list of top things you must be scared of when you go abroad. You can google the list of the cities famous for their pickpockets and purse-snatchers. Now, if you’re coming to Iran, hearing the financial news in Iran might worry you a little; and in fact, the tourist centres and crowded areas are no exception in this case. But statistics show that Iran is almost a lot better and safer than other countries in this case. But, only in case you want to travel with peace of mind, keep these points in mind: • You don’t have carry your passport with you to everywhere you go; only a copy of that would suffice. No one usually asks for it. • You will need cash, but you shouldn’t carry all the cash you have with you. • I suggest you to put your eggs in different baskets, I mean split your money and put it in different places so in case you get robbed, you will have some money left. • It’t better to use bags and handbags instead of backpack in crowded places like bazaars; so you can always watch the zippers. • And always keep an eye on your phone!