As with all long-distance journeys, many diseases can be prevented by simple precautions. Tap water should not be drunk, instead use bottled water and boiled water, and fruits and vegetables should only be washed or peeled. In general, the health care system in Iran is quite well developed. Especially in the larger cities there are good doctors and pharmacies. Due to economic blockades, however, there may be bottlenecks in the supply of special medicines. Here it is advisable to bring important medications yourself if necessary.
Before traveling to Iran, you should see your doctor or tropical medicine doctor and discuss any vaccinations. We strongly recommend that you refresh immunizations against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A + B.
During your trip to Iran, you may experience problems due to gastrointestinal diseases, simply because the food and spices are new to the European stomach, or because you have eaten dirty water and/or bad food. Eat only cooked or well-fried food, avoid ice cream, open fruit juices, raw unpeeled fruits and vegetables and milk.
Some of the sun’s radiation is very high and unusual for Central Europeans. Therefore, we recommend you to bring a hat and sunglasses, as well as a good sunscreen and also to wear!