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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever 1
cholera 2
Typhoid & Polio Yes
malaria 3
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Overview

Outside of Tehran, health care is inadequate and rescue from traffic, work and sports accidents is difficult. Taking out travel health insurance with return travel insurance is strongly recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check directoryaah for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers who want to enter within 6 days of staying in an infected area designated by the WHO. [2] A vaccination certificate against cholera is not an entry requirement, but there is a risk of infection, especially in the provinces of Hamadan (Asadabad District, Hamadan District), Kerman, Khuzestan, Markazi (Arak District), Qom Province (Qom District), Sistan and Baluchistan (Iranshahr District, Nikshahr District) and Zanjan (Khodabandeh District). To protect oneself, one should practice careful drinking water and food hygiene. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is recommended obtain medical advice in good time before the start of the journey. [3] Low risk of malaria nationwide below 1,500 m from May to September and on the Persian Gulf coast all year round. The less dangerous form Plasmodium vivax prevails here. In some areas north of the Zagros region (Ardebil province and East Azerbaijan) and in the west and south-west areas, the predominant more dangerous form Plasmodium falciparum is said to be resistant to chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine. 500 m from May to September and on the coast of the Persian Gulf all year round. The less dangerous form Plasmodium vivax prevails here. In some areas north of the Zagros region (Ardebil province and East Azerbaijan) and in the west and south-west areas, the predominant more dangerous form Plasmodium falciparum is said to be resistant to chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine. 500 m from May to September and on the coast of the Persian Gulf all year round. The less dangerous form Plasmodium vivax prevails here. In some areas north of the Zagros region (Ardebil province and East Azerbaijan) and in the west and south-west areas, the predominant more dangerous form Plasmodium falciparum is said to be resistant to chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine.

Food and drink

Due to the risk of possible intestinal infections, careful drinking water and food hygiene must be ensured. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized or bought packaged before drinking, brushing your teeth and making ice cubes. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is mostly pasteurized, unpasteurized milk should be boiled. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterile water. Avoid dairy products made from unboiled milk. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Eating raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets is discouraged.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, tuberculosis pneumococci and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Schistosomiasis pathogens are found in ponds and rivers, especially in the province of Khuzestan. Swimming and wading in inland waters should therefore be avoided. Well-maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Hepatitis A occurs, hepatitis B is endemic. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended, for long-term stays and for children and adolescents also against hepatitis B. HIV/AIDS is a danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: unprotected sexual contacts, Tattoos, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Altitude sickness occurs at altitudes of around 2300 m and above when the ascent is too rapid. Symptoms range from shortness of breath and headaches to incoordination and vomiting. Leishmaniasis transmitted by butterfly flies, particularly cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by sandflies, occurs in rural areas. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. rabies occurs. Carriers include stray dogs and cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tuberculosis occurs nationwide. Infection occurs from person to person via droplet infection. Tick ​​bite fever occurs nationwide. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever occurs year-round in Sistan-Baluchistan province in the south-east of the country. It is transmitted by ticks and from person to person. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever occurs year-round in Sistan-Baluchistan province in the south-east of the country. It is transmitted by ticks and from person to person. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever occurs year-round in Sistan-Baluchistan province in the south-east of the country. It is transmitted by ticks and from person to person.

Health certificate

For work and long-term stays, an English-language HIV test is required.

Money

Currency

1 Iranian rial = 100 dinars. Currency code: Rl, IRR (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200 and 100 Rl; Coins in denominations of 1000, 500, 250, 100 and 50 Rl. Because of the high depreciation of the rial, the so-called Iran checks are in circulation instead of banknotes and are used as a common means of payment. They are exclusively issued by the Central Bank of Iran.

Credit cards

Credit cards are usually not accepted. Airlines and major hotels may accept credit cards, but it is important to ask before booking. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card. In general, there are no possibilities in Iran to withdraw money or to obtain it in any other way. There are also no official transfer channels that foreign tourists could use at short notice. Travelers should therefore definitely carry enough cash with them.

ATMs

Bank cards Travelers who want to pay with their bank card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before they travel. There are no ATMs in Iran that accept foreign cards.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are not accepted in Iran.

Bank opening hours

Sat-Wed 07.30-16.00 (with lunch break), Thu 07.30-12.00

Foreign exchange regulations

The import and export of the national currency is limited to an amount of Rl 50 million. Unlimited import of foreign currency in cash, obligation to declare if the value is over €10,000. The export of foreign currency in cash must be declared from a value of €5,000 (air travellers) or €2,000 (travellers by land and water). Compulsory declaration for all gold and silver objects carried on entry. Upon departure, all undeclared gold and silver items will be confiscated.

Currency Exchange

Since cash payment is usual, sufficient cash in hard currencies (US dollars, euros) should be carried with you. Foreign currency can be exchanged for rial at the daily rate on arrival at the airport or at various banks. It is usually not possible to exchange rial amounts that are not required. The exchange confirmations should be revoked. At Melli Bank Hamburg you can have money transferred to Iran and have it paid out at the branches there.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
IRR Rs 1 EUR = Rs 33745.70
1 CHF = Rs 40032.70
1 USD = Rs 32363.00

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