One of the most important questions for travelers interested in eastern countries and especially in the Middle East, is the destination's safety. Iran is a special country with a wide range of natural features and different cultures. Therefore, due to its tourism potential, Iran is considered as a great destination for foreign tourists.
In addition, visiting Iran is financially affordable for most people around the world because of devaluation of Iranian currency. But the most essential question which crosses the minds would be: Is Iran safe to Travel?!
Due to global political issues and negative media propaganda against Iran, there are many negative opinions about this country all over the world and many tourists forget the fact that all these arguments are between governments, not the people.
One of the most important factors that has always attracted visitors is the Iranian hospitality. Many western visitors do not have a correct view of Islam due to negative propaganda and are unaware of Iranian attitude towards guests.
So you can experience the reality by traveling to Iran. Don't listen to what the mainstream of US media about Iran. Travel to Iran, and enjoy a few thousand years of culture and civilization alongside hospitable people.
According to "Independent", the results of a new study show that Iran's safety can be compared to European countries and is among the safest countries in the world- listed next to Britain, Slovenia, Denmark and Switzerland. read the full article here
Two international institutions called " Control Risk" and "International SOS" have worked together to develop a map called "2019 Travel Risk Map" that highlights the level of risk that travelers in any country or political territory may face.
Political threats (including terrorism, civil protests, riots and wars), social unrest (including ethnic and sectarian violence) and street crimes are among the risks considered in this study.
The quality of public transport infrastructure, the state of industrial relations, the efficiency of security and emergency services, and the rate of vulnerability to natural disasters have also been factors that have helped "International SOS" and "Control Risk" to verify the safety level of the countries for travel.
The map prepared by these two institutions classifies the travel risk of different countries in five levels: Insignificant, Low, Medium, High and Extreme. Very few countries have been classified as Insignificant Risk in terms of travel security. Luxembourg, Denmark, Slovenia, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Greenland and Iceland are the only countries in this category from the European continent.
By contrast, most European countries, including the United Kingdom, are listed as "low risk" destinations, and interestingly, Iran, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Uzbekistan are ranked among the same category respectively. Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand are also Low Risk.
According to this map, countries with high or extreme risk are almost entirely from Africa and the Middle East. Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mali, South Sudan and Somalia are among the top ten countries in the category of "extreme-risk".
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Iran is ranked among the top 10 countries in the world in tourism. The UNWTO publishes this list three times a year as part of the World Tourism Assessment. In this survey, tourism is measured both on the basis of the number of tourists and on the basis of its profits, and Iran is ranked fifth in the natural attractions and 10th in the cultural-historical attractions in this list.
❝Iranians are the most hospitable people we have ever met, and we were unable to respond to all of the invitations because of tight travel schedule. I traveled to Iran for the first time in 2018. While other tourists were advising me that Iran was really safe and the people were all excellent, the media described Iran as the most dangerous region in the world. On my trip to Iran I found all the negative propaganda against it was wrong and should be ignored. ❞ David Billard, USA