Travel Advisory: Iran

Government of Canada, Travel.gc.ca

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Latest updates: Risk level(s) - Avoid non-essential travel to Iran


Risk level(s)

Iran - Avoid non-essential travel

Avoid non-essential travel to Iran due to the volatile security situation, the regional threat of terrorism and the risk of arbitrary detention.

Canadians, particularly dual Canadian-Iranian citizens, are at risk of being arbitrarily questioned, arrested and detained. Iran does not recognize dual nationality and Canada will not be granted consular access to dual Canadian-Iranian citizens. Canadian-Iranian dual citizens should carefully consider the risks of travelling to Iran.

Safety and security situation

Sistan-Baluchistan and the border with Afghanistan - Avoid all travel

Avoid all travel to the province of Sistan-Baluchistan, which borders Pakistan, and to within 20 km of the border with Afghanistan, due to ethnic conflicts and the risk of kidnapping and terrorist attacks.

Safety and security situation

Border with Iraq - Avoid all travel

Avoid all travel to the area within 10 km of the border with Iraq, due to ongoing conflict in that country and cross-border ethnic conflicts.

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