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Recommended Visa Agents

Within the previous 12 months the following three Visa Agents have received positive reviews from genuine travelling Thorn Tree members.

Persian Voyages www.persianvoyages.com

Pasargad Tours www.pasargad-tours.com

Touran Zamin www.touranzamin.com

My own positive experience in obtaining a visa authorisation code was with Pars Tourist www.key2persia.com

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VISA ADVICE FOR TRAVELLERS GOING TO IRAN

Several Thorn Tree members have had trouble in the past securing a visa to travel to Iran.

Our expert on Iran Andrew Burke has written an article with the most up to date information on how to get a visa to travel to Iran, please check it out before posting a question on Thorn Tree:

How to get an Iranian visa

We strongly advise travellers to do some research and consider carefully which agent they choose to go with and to allow enough time between the application and the time of the trip to…

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Independant travel in Iran on a UK passport

Hello, does anybody have any up to date information on the restrictions on UK passport holders travelling independently in Iran. I believe it was announced about a year ago that all UK travellers would need to be part of a tour but can't get much recent information on this so if anybody know if this is still the case or has changed that would be great...

Thanks

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bus yazd-isfahan with stop in Na'in

Hi all,am off to Iran in nov for 3 weeks and was thinking when taking the bus Yazd -isfahan to get off for few hours and conrinue after to isfahan.Was wondering if it would be possible to leave backpack somewhere?busstation?Or is it worth staying the night there?any info appreciated

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Both Embassies now open?

Reports on twitter suggesting both Iranian Embassy in the UK and the British Embassy in Tehran are now both open as a result of the meeting of Rouhani and Cameron .. anyone confirm this is true?

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Travel insurance for Iran

Hi,

I am currently in Georgia and will be travelling into Iran for the month of October. Can anyone advise on travel insurance? I am already away from my country of residence (UK) so wondering how this works, especially with the 'no go' advice from the UK:

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the rest of Iran.

Any help appreciated

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Taking Cash to Iran from Turkey

Hi!

As one needs to bring as much cash as one is going to need in Iran, I was wondering how best to do that. I will be traveling through Turkey before and do not intend to carry around about 500€ through Turkey for a month. Will I be able to get Euros or Dollars close to the Iranian border (e.g. in Van)? If so, at what rate?

Also, I know that completely depends on my spending habits - but can anyone provide me with a rough indication of how much cash (Euros or Dollars) I would be looking at…

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Timatic (very useful tool for info about visas)

Hello,
Few weeks ago I did open a topic on visa on arrival but I think this can be a very useful tool for a lot of people, so I decided to open a new topic.

"IATA Timatic is the industry standard used by airlines and travel agents to verify passengers travel document requirements for their destination and any transit points. Airlines use this information to ensure their customers are compliant with border control rules and regulations. Timatic delivers personalized information based on the…

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Applying for an Iranian Visa in Tashkent, Uzbekistan using an Australian Passport

For those who may be interested here's a brief note about my recent experience about applying for a visa for Iran in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

I applied for the required code in Bishkek in late August using Stantours. I was able to pay the required fee (USD55) in person at Celestial Mountains Tour Agency at 131 Kiev St, Bishkek. This meant I didn't have to try and factor in any bank fees, etc.

I was advised it could take two to three weeks for the code to be sent to me but I was emailed the code…

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Is there public transport between Kerman, Nayband and Tabas?

Hello travellers!
How are you?
I'm planning to visit Iran in Octobre and I was wondering if there is public transport to almost complete a circle that would actually start in Yazd and go counterclockwise to Kerman, Nayband, Tabas, Khoor and Na'in.
I already read that there are buses and trains from Yazd to Kerman but it is unclear if there are buses to get to Nayband and then to Tabas. Has anyone tried this by using public transport?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide.