Travelling to Iran – general info

Travelling to Iran: all you need to know


Except for the citizens of Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Egypt, Georgia, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey, travelers to Iran need a visa. Visas could be acquired at the visa desk at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) according to pre-approval reference. The organizers will assist all exhibitors in getting their visas. Kindly contact us for details.

Money and Currency

Credit cards are not usable in Iran. All payments should be done in cash. For this reason, it is recommended to bring along enough cash for your stay. A currency exchange counter is available at IKA, departure level. As arrivals, you can reach this level via escalators. Exchange offices are available around Tehran city also.

Dress Code

“Hijab” or the Islamic dress-code is a necessity in Iran. However, such rules are not observed strictly, especially for tourists and foreigners. Basically, the rules are quite simple: for men, no short pants or extreme short sleeve and tight shirts. For women, head and hair must be covered, and it is also necessary to wear something loose to cover the body.


Foreign Languages, including English, are not very common in Iran. It is recommended to bring along a translator. If you are unable to do so and require one, kindly inform the organizers ahead of time to provide one for you. Translators are provided on daily charge basis, and the cost varies according to the selected language.

Tehran Permanent Fairground

Located in the best geographic situation in the city on Chamran Highway, Tehran Permanent Fairground is the top exhibition venue in Iran. Spreading over an area of more than 80,000 SQM of indoor and 35,000 SQM of outdoor spaces, this well-established and multifunctional venue comprises 34 highly flexible exhibition halls that host more than 70 different exhibitions every year. Necessary services and requirements furnished by the fairground include customs offices, banking and insurance, 9 conference halls, communication facilities, restaurants, trucks, lift trucks and much more. Numerous hotels are less than five minutes away from the fairground.