Foreign travel advice



The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

  • within 100km of the entire Iran/Afghanistan border

  • within 10km of the entire Iran/Iraq border

  • the province of Sistan-Baluchistan

  • the area east of the line running from Bam to Jask, including Bam

At present the British Embassy can only offer a limited consular service. If you need routine consular assistance in Iran you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on +44 20 7008 1500.

If you need emergency consular assistance, including an emergency travel document, you should contact the Swedish Embassy in Tehran.

Re-establishing a full consular service is a priority and we hope to be in a position to offer this within the next few months.

See Safety and security

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.