Tuesday, September 26, 2017

General Information

Weather
Iran has Mediterranean climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. The climate is influenced by Iran's location between the subtropical aridity of the Arabian Desert areas and the subtropical humidity of the eastern Mediterranean area. In the northwest, winters are cold with heavy snowfall and subfreezing temperatures during December and January. Spring and fall are relatively mild, while summers are dry and hot. January is the coldest month, with temperatures from 5°C to 10°C, and June is the hottest month at 20°C to 30°C or more.
In most of the areas, summers are warm to hot with virtually continuous sunshine, but high humidity on the Northern and southern coastal areas of the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf, respectively. About 70 percent of the average rainfall in the country falls between November and March; June through August are often rainless. Rainfall varies from season to season and from year to year. A small area along the Caspian coast has a very different climate, here rainfall is heaviest from late summer to mid winter but falls in general throughout the year.
You can check the actual weather condition in Iran on the website www.weather.com

Health Care
Vaccinations are not required to enter the Iran. An individual travel and health insurance is recommended.

Insurance
The organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the meeting participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before departing from their home country.

Electricity
Iran uses a 220 volt 50Hz system, wall sockets have the European standard and plugs are two-prong grounded (type F) and ungrounded (type C).

Time Zone
Iran is located in Asia in the Middle East region – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 03:30 hour. From March 20 to 22 September is summer time, i.e. GMT + 04:30 hours.

Currency and Exchange Rates
The official currency of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the Iranian Rial (IRR= ).
Iranians commonly express amounts of money and prices of goods in "tomans." For this purpose, one "toman" equals 10 rials. Despite this usage, amounts of money and prices of goods are virtually always written in rials.
International credit cards are not accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Exchange offices are easily available throughout the city and at the International Airport.
You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Bank Melli Iran.