Health & vaccinations
As with all long-distance travel, many diseases can be avoided by simple precautious measures. The tap water should not be drunk, instead water from bottled water and/or boiled water and fruits and vegetables should be eaten only washed or peeled.
In general, the healthcare sector in Iran is quite well developed. Especially in larger cities there are good doctors and pharmacies. Due to economic blockades, there may be bottlenecks for special medicines. Here it is advisable to bring your own important medicines.
Before traveling to Iran you should visit your doctor or tropical institute and discuss possible vaccinations. It is highly recommended that you revitalize immunizations against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A + B.
On your trip to Iran, there can be recurrent gastrointestinal problems, simply because the european stomach is not used to the new food and spices or because you have consumed dirty water and / or bad food. Eat only boiled, well-cooked food, skip ice, open fruit juices, raw unshelled fruit and vegetables and milk.
Partly the sun exposure is very high and unusual for Central Europeans. Therefore, we recommend you to bring hat and sunglasses, as well as a good sunscreen!