Series American couple in Iran: Traveling to Iran as Americans

Audrey hanging with a group of Iranian women in Masouleh.

Audrey hanging with a group of Iranian women in Masouleh.

Traveling to Iran as an American citizen may sound complicated and dangerous. It’s not. We’re here to dispel the myths and answer the questions piling up in our inbox based on our visit to Iran just a few weeks ago.

Our aim in the following Q&A is to answer actual reader queries and to help demystify the process of traveling to Iran.

Are American citizens legally allowed to visit Iran?
Although the United States has imposed sanctions against Iran, there are currently no restrictions on American citizens visiting Iran as tourists. Currently, about 1,000-1,500 Americans visit Iran each year.

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As an American, how will Iranians treat me?
Iranian people were often shocked to discover that we were American and that we were able to get a visa to their country. Once this fact set in, they often went over the top in welcoming us — everything from cordial greetings, to smiles, hugs, gifts and invitations to homes — especially when our guide was out of sight. We joke that it’s the closest we’ve felt to being rock stars.

Iranian University Students - Esfahan, Iran

Read the whole article if interested in details about getting a visa and organizing the trip:
Uncornered Market – Travel and Life Adventure | Traveling to Iran as Americans

Anyhow the blog is just great: Uncornered Market – Travel and Life Adventure | Travel | Iran

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2 thoughts on “Series American couple in Iran: Traveling to Iran as Americans

  1. Hi Audrey,

    My name is Sharon and I am the Outreach Coordinator for Pink Pangea. I enjoyed reading your blog and your personal reflections from Iran! I would love to publish more of your adventures from visiting 90 countries on our women’s travel site, Pink Pangea. Please email me at sharon.zelnick@pinkpangea.com if this is something of interest to you and if you have any questions.

    Thanks!
    Sharon

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