Iran safe as a toursit alone?

edited October 2009 in Middle East
Hello, I am a 24 yr old male in ukraine. i will move into russia next week and i want to traverse through to china by land. I have a choice, to go down thru georgia to iran and then to the turkmenistan and out through that way. or to go through khazakstan to turkmenistan and uzbekistan. So basically to go through iran or kazakstan to get to central asia. I want to do Iran, but given the warnings of danger you hear by word of mouth, i wanted to ask someone who has knowledge on the current situation there. I truly believe any country offers good and bad. But i wont go to a place if it is flat out stupid. As someone who would be entering from the north, and exiting through turkmenistan in the northeast, crossing iran all by land, am i taking what would be a 'stupid' risk?


  • Iran is safe to travel and even female individual tourists doing overland trips from Europe to Turky - Iran - Pakistan - China. Therefore, you can use alternative option from Iran - Pakistan via taftan border and enter at Khunjerab border (Pakistan-China) via Karakorum Highway/Old ancient sil Route. If you want to see high mountains of gigantic Karkorum and beautiful valleys with strong hospitable people.

    Me in Islamabad, Pakistan and our valuable tourists visiting us by above said region. You can ask me if you wanted to know more about this destination.

    Have a nice trip,

  • Iran is absolutely safe.
  • I do not know what planet you are on Rafiee, you join the forum to open a five year old thread just to tell us .." Iran is absolutely safe "

    Iran is definitely NOT safe and any one with an ounce of intelligence would know this. All major governments warn their citizens against travelling to Iran because it is fanatical and dangerous.

    In recent months there has been an increase in the detention of dual nationals on allegations of involvement in political and human rights activities. Dual nationality is not recognised in Iran.

    Independent travellers, especially (but not exclusively) if going off the beaten track, face greater risk than those in tour groups or business visitors. Seemingly innocuous behaviours, such as the use of cameras in public places, travel beyond well-established tourist attractions, or casual interactions with Iranian friends, may be misinterpreted and may lead to investigation and harassment.

    Iran borders three of the most dangerous countries in the world. Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, travel anywhere near these borders is totally inadvisable.

    Rafiee 1 we want members on this forum to join in and provide positive information/feedback or ask questions that can assist others not write misleading and untrue posts.
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