Iran Security Measures for travelers
The decision to travel to Iran is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. But since we care about your safety and security in Iran, we provide you with timely and credible Travel Advice to help you to make a well-informed decision as regards traveling to Iran or any other country abroad.
Iran – Exercise a high degree of caution
Due to demonstrations, crime, the regional threat of terrorism and the risk of detention, exercise a high degree of caution.
You are also advised to avoid travel to certain regions such as border with Afghanistan and border with Iraq.
Entry / Exit requirements
Iran, just like any other country, decides who passes through its borders. If you fail to meet the entry or exit requirement, the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf.
The information on this page was obtained from Iranian authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.
The passport you hold determines the entry rules that apply. Check your transportation company to find out about passport requirements.
- Regular Canadian Passport - You are required to hold a passport valid at least six months beyond the date you intend to leave Iran.
- Passport for official travel - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
- Other travel documents - The applicable entry rules may differ when traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document. Find out about applicable entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Iran before you travel.
To learn more about Iran travel insurance, click here.