Residents intending to visit the country or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people. Avoid areas near the Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan borders due to the dangerous security situation.
- Since mid 2012, some jurisdictions have advised their nationals to avoid all travel to Iran.
- In mid-February 2011, anti-government demonstrations occurred in Tehran.
- In September 2010, bombings occurred in the border areas of Sistan-va-Baluchistan and West Azerbaijan provinces.
[ current OTA issued on 28 December 2009, 20:45 ]
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Before departing Hong Kong, residents may register via ROTI their travel itineraries and contact details to receive updates on OTA and related information. The Immigration Department may contact and assist the registrants in an emergency.
Hyperlinks to other travel advisories:
Outbound Travel Alert of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (Chinese only)
Travel Advisories of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (English only)
Travel Reports and Warnings of Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (English only)
Travelling and Living Overseas of British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (English only)
Travel Health News from Travel Health Service of the Department of Health