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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Iran
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Iran
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Areas within approximately 60 miles (100km) of Turkish, Iraqi, Afghan borders; Khuzestan province
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Sistan-e Balochistan

Risk Summary

Iran has a generally stable security environment. Political and socio-economic demonstrations and associated localised unrest occur occasionally; the security forces possess the capability and intent to quell any disturbances fast and effectively. Levels of petty and violent crime are low, but are higher in poorer areas of major cities. There are also security risks – including banditry and kidnapping – associated with arms and narcotics smugglers along parts of the country's borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan. There is a latent risk of terrorism, demonstrated by the June 2017 twin attacks in the capital Tehran that killed 17 people and injured 40 others, for which the extremist Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility.

Despite its relatively benign security environment, travel to Iran is made more complex due to sanctions against it. In May 2018, the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, known as the ‘Iran nuclear deal') and announced that it would re-impose nuclear-related sanctions. Individuals should consult with legal counsel on the implications of sanctions prior to any travel.

In addition, foreign personnel should observe local cultural and religious sensitivities with regard to dress and behaviour. Visitors may be stopped and questioned by security personnel at any time and should always carry identification, though the police are generally friendly and helpful.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Iran
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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