Travellers with Disabilities

Facilities aimed at travellers with disabilities are rare, and while Iranians are always willing to help, visiting here can be something of an obstacle course. Wheelchair ramps are starting to appear, although they remain exceptional. Only the more upmarket hotels are guaranteed to have elevators big enough for wheelchairs; disabled accessible toilets are very rare indeed. Bring your own medications and prescriptions.

For more information on travelling with disabilities, check out the Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (www.sath.org). Based in the US, it offers assistance and advice.