Can americans travel to Iran ? The short answer is Yes but lets get to know more about the country and then get back to the point.
Iran is not in the bucket list of most of the people because of the obvious reasons. Yes Propaganda of Western media, But have you thought about the fact that media are not telling the truth always!. According to the travelers who traveled to Iran at least once, Iran is the safest country in the middle-east if not the world. Tehran , the capital of Iran , can be compared to any capitals of European countries and surely stay at the top of the list in regards of modernity, security etc … !
Should i Travel to Iran as an american ?
Iran has 22 cultural and 2 natural world heritage sites inscribed in UNESCO. Iranian people are among the most hospitable people around the world again if not the most hospitable! I think these are enough to reconsider the option of traveling to Iran as an American and not listening to the damn media and politicians. Now the question is , Is it possible to travel to Iran as an American whose country has had a non-diplomatic relationships with Iran since 40 years ago ? or simply whether or not Americans can travel to Iran at all ? lets talk about it .
Am i allowed to enter the country as an american ?
Yes . despite all the negative things about traveling to Iran as an American , you are allowed to visit the country legally and you will be amazed by the treatment of Iranian people .
How to travel to Iran as an American ?
First of all, you need a visa and in order to apply it , you should know the fact that going to the embassy (consulate) individually is not going to help you. You should apply the visa through an eligible Iranian travel agency and determine your itinerary and wait for the agency to do the job for you . Plus Persia is ready to handle it for you.
Can I travel to Iran independently as an American ?
Unfortunately NO. you have to be in group or private tour in which accompanied by a recognized guide all the times during your visit of Iran . but don’t worry , be nice to the guide and he/she will let you have free days.
The possibility of refusal of entry to Iran ?
Bare in mind that, If you have visited Israel and you have that stamp on your passport , you will not grant the permission of entering to the Country .
How am I going to be treated as an American ? do iranian people hate Americans ?
Forget all the bad things about Iran. Iranian people don’t hate americans at all, in fact Iranian people like americans. The treatment of people would be unbelievable specially once they understand you are an American . people are well-educated and know American people or any other nations have nothing to do with the behavior of their politicians. So you will be treated warmly and you may get invited to their houses too. Yes that would be something.
How strict is the situation in Iran regarding the clothing?
Iran is not as strict as many middle-eastern countries, but there are some codes that need to be followed .
- Women needs to wear a headscarf but that doesn’t mean a burqa. Iranian people especially younger generation care about fashion. If you want to be seen as normal, google the term “Iranian girl” “iran’s young generation” etc …
- Men are allowed to wear a T-shirt , but shorts are not commonly used in Iran, however you could see Iranian people wearing them when they are on a trip.
Is it possible to travel to Iran without visa as an American ?
Yes. Kish Island and other free zone areas across the country let you to enter without visa .