"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."
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Iran dangerous for tourists?
Iran is generally a very safe place to travel, so much so that many travelers describe it as the 'safest country I've ever been to', or 'much safer than travelling in Europe'. ... For women travelers, like anywhere, it pays to be cautious and avoid situations where you are alone with a man you don't know.
Is Tehran Safe?
Iran's capital is a very safe place for travelers, with low levels of street crime. It's generally okay to walk down most central and northern Tehran streets late at night, but be more careful in the southern areas of the city, where drug use is prevalent.
How many tourists go to Iran?
Foreign travel to Iran grew to 5.2 million arrivals in 2015, up from 4 million the year before. The number of U.S. tourists reached 5,308 in 2016, up 62% from two years before, according to the U.N. World Tourism Organization.
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