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Transportation in Iran (2017/02/13)
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Iran is accessible via air, sea and ground. In recent years, the transportation network in Iran has witnessed significant developments. Major cities such as Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashhad, and Tabriz enjoy subways, railways, and international airports.


Air

Issuing visa upon arrival in major international airports has made air transport the most convenient option to enter Iran. 20 domestic airlines and 100 airports serve passengers.

Railway

Railway networks connect almost all important cities in Iran such as Tehran, Mashhad, Tabriz, Isfahan, Shiraz and Kerman; therefore, it can be a suitable means of transport in Iran. VIP trains shuttle regularly on major routes.

Ground

It is the most common and the cheapest means of intercity transport in Iran. Most tourists enter Iran via border entry points and move around the country by coaches and sedans.
Car Rental and Using Personal Vehicle

It is possible to rent a car with or without a driver. To rent a car, without a driver, you must have a valid international driving license. Now, it is also an option to travel to Iran with personal vehicles.


Customs Regulations

According to Iranian customs regulations, import of personal jewelries (up to 150 grams), medicine (for personal usage and at low volume), dogs (or other domestic animals) with IDs, airport quarantine permit and animal cart are allowed. Import and export of alcoholic drinks and pork are forbidden. Export of up to 20m2 hand-woven carpets (Pilgrims with destination of holy places and shrines like Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia are not allowed to bring carpets out of the country), jewelries (gold, silver and platinum) up to 150 grams, Saffron up to 100 grams is allowed.

Any attempts to export antiques, original art works, handwritten books and printed stones, calligraphies, miniature paintings, precious coins and all kinds of historical objects and cultural heritage is forbidden and is deemed as trafficking. The offender, in addition to the return of property, will be condemned to 1 to 3 years of imprisonment and a fine equivalent to twice the price of trafficked property.  Moreover, import and export of biodiversity components, export of fossil remains without permission from Iran Environmental Protection Organization is forbidden. For further information, visit  “http://www.irica.gov.ir/Portal/Home”


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