Current situation Iran

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Thank you very much for your opinion Pavlina. Wish you safe travels!
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Hello everybody! We are a couple from Austria und we will/want cross the Turkey/Iran border in 3 weeks. Is there anybody who is on the way to Iran too? We got our visa in Athens very easy and fast.
Who knows about the current situation while travelling.
Avoid cities, universities and big places at night of course.
Thanks a lot, Pierre
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CasaVerde wrote:
Wed Jan 04, 2023 6:49 am
Hello everybody! We are a couple from Austria und we will/want cross the Turkey/Iran border in 3 weeks. Is there anybody who is on the way to Iran too? We got our visa in Athens very easy and fast.
Who knows about the current situation while travelling.
Avoid cities, universities and big places at night of course.
Thanks a lot, Pierre
Hi Pierre! I am also from Austria and would love to cross from Turkey into Iran around February. I'm traveling by hitchhiking. No Visa yet, I will try to get it in Istanbul I suppose. But hearing different stories I'm considering changing my route through the South (Iraq, Saudi, Oman, Pakistan), let's stay in touch!
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CasaVerde wrote:
Wed Jan 04, 2023 6:49 am
Hello everybody! We are a couple from Austria und we will/want cross the Turkey/Iran border in 3 weeks. Is there anybody who is on the way to Iran too? We got our visa in Athens very easy and fast.
Who knows about the current situation while travelling.
Avoid cities, universities and big places at night of course.
Thanks a lot, Pierre
Hello Pierre,
We will be in Iran in 4-5 weeks. We know not much more than you at the moment.
How will you get around in Iran? We will come with our motorhome. Not sure where/how to find safe places to sleep yet :D
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Milad wrote:
Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:41 am
Roadtophnompenh wrote:
Wed Oct 19, 2022 1:59 pm
most people told me its american propaganda, the prtests are 50 people and not 5000, what i would believe more then what you see on FB
Have you considered that people living in a dictatorship obviously will have fear to tell strangers if they disagree with the regime? They don't know that you don't secretly work for the government. But of course, believing that everything is a hoax makes travelling much easier... :roll:
Before i was in Iran, i also believed more or less whta i saw in the western media, but since i have travelled through it, with my car and a foreign nr-plate (yes, thats illegal), i changed my mind, the average iranier hates the US as the average yank hate iraniers, butwith a belgian nr-plate i was everywhere more then welcom, had several very open chats with people from all different ages, i i like it a lot. Only issue i had was on the Bazargan border i get scammed by a guy who sold me insurance and changed money, if i did know it could happen, they got me !!
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Roadtophnompenh wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:51 am
the average iranier hates the US
The average Iranian doesn't hate the USA at all, and definitely doesn't hate Americans.
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Roadtophnompenh wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:51 am
... but since i have travelled through it, with my car and a foreign nr-plate (yes, thats illegal),..
I probably don't understand what you mean here,
I see many people driving through Iran with their car registered in their country of origin,
surprised to read that's illegal ?
probably not what you mean.
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I think now there is a big difference with the goverment peeps.
The people are the same and are the best in the world, i still have many friends but they all say
dont come now as it's bad.

also the goverment can arrest you at anytime if they see a negotiation chip in you.
offcourse it could be all fine, but i will wait a little before i go back
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Hugues wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:13 pm
Roadtophnompenh wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:51 am
... but since i have travelled through it, with my car and a foreign nr-plate (yes, thats illegal),..
I probably don't understand what you mean here,
I see many people driving through Iran with their car registered in their country of origin,
surprised to read that's illegal ?
probably not what you mean.
When you enter Iran at Bazargan-border you have to get iranian plates, because they cant read ours, even the numbers are totally different in farsi. But it was a public holiday and the police-station at Maku where you should get the plates was closed. I just played stupid and drove on my belgian plates. There is 1 exception, if you are on a 10 day transit visa you dont need them. I had a smaller issue leaving Bandar Abbas, but played stupid again and said i dont need them because i am on transit to pakistan, and after some phone-calls they let me go. I was at that moment on my 10th-day in Iran. When arrived at Mirjaveh-Taftan border, nobody asked about it at all . . .
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Roadtophnompenh wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:07 pm
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When you enter Iran at Bazargan-border you have to get iranian plates, because they cant read ours, even the numbers are totally different in farsi. ...
I'm really surprised to read this, first time i hear.
This link does not mention the need for local plates (although I'm not entirely sure of the accuracy of the info on this site ):
https://markevel.com/your-guide-for-dri ... ran%20visa.
They mention International Drivers license, and Carnet de Passage.

Also this link on our forum does not mention it:
https://caravanistan.com/transport/driving/iran/

Another blogger who did it, no talk about local plates:
https://www.travellingforfun.com/drivin ... -car-iran/

Also here, no mention:
https://irantourismcenter.com/driving-rules-in-iran/

Do you have a reliable link to share which states that local license plates are needed ?
So we can update our forum section.
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