Iran Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Iran, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Travelling to Iran? The idea might not immediately come to mind to those of you planning a vacation. This country has many attractions that deserve to be visited, not to mention the religious monuments of Isfahan. You will also be dazzled to see the immensity of Persepolis and the riches of Shiraz. Need to relax? Iran is perfect for you! The Caspian coast is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. For thrill seekers, some sites are available to you for water skiing and climbing. On the architectural side, Iran has magnificent structures such as the Imam mosque, the Chehel Sotun Palace and the Imam Reza shrine. Take the opportunity to plan your trip and live an unparalleled experience.

While traveling to Iran, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful monument in Iran

Recommended travel vaccinations for Iran

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Iran

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Iran


Medical Care in Iran

Despite the recent wars in Iran, it remains one of the most popular medical tourist designations in the Islamic world, with many state-of-the-art medical facilities and several thalassotherapy centers. Indeed, many travelers are drawn here by considerably cheaper medical prices than in Europe and the United States. Doctors are also well qualified and have been trained in Europe and America. In more remote areas, it is difficult to receive basic care of good quality because of inadequate infrastructure, drugs and medical personnel.

Although you can request an ambulance through 115, be aware that the wait time is long and the equipment is fairly old.

Is Iran Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime High risk
Terrorism High risk for foreigners
Demonstrations Risk of violence; Avoid large gatherings
Road safety Good road conditions; Avoid driving at night
Rail travel Punctual; Limited service and slow
Sistan-Baluchistan province AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Border with Afghanistan/Iraq AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Health Polio warning
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Iran?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Iran. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Iran information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Turkey (ANKARA)
Street Address:
Cinnah Caddesi No. 58,
Çankaya 06690, Ankara, Turkey

Tel.: 90 (312) 409-2700
Fax: 90 (312) 409-2712

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Turkey. There is no Canadian government office in Iran.

Click here to access the embassy’s website