Restricted Areas in Iran

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Restricted Areas in Iran

Postby ontour » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:06 am

Cycling through Iran we were once stopped by the police because we had entered an area that is restricted for foreigners. There were no signs on the road telling us that we are not allowed to enter. In the beginning the policemen were very angry, they told us we have to come with them. After some translation via mobilephone they calmed down and understood our situation. Anyway we had to come to the policestation, they copied our passports and we had to leave the area with a policecar escorting us. They told us, from time to time they stop foreigners.

We did not find any information about such areas online. There's no possibility to show it on openstreetmap (the area is not completely restricted, only for foreigners). So we wrote a note on openstreetmap and we added the information to iOverlander.

It might be interesting to collect information about such areas here. We will start with the following post.
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Re: Restricted Areas in Iran

Postby ontour » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:17 am

Khondab Nuclear Facility

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The area around the nuclear research facility is restricted for foreigners. There were no signs telling this. You are not allowed to pass the road between Khondab and Javersiyan. The restricted area is at least 15 km around the facility, maybe even bigger.
Coming from north heading towards Arak we had to take the route via Saruq.
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Re: Restricted Areas in Iran

Postby Koen » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:47 pm

Natanz Nuclear facilities.

PPFG+QM Deh Zireh, Isfahan Province, Iran

the small road 665, is allowed i cycled pass it, only not allowed to stop for 15 km, you will see multiple surface to air gunnaries.
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