due to the current situation and emerging protests in Iran, we do not recommend our clients to travel to Tehran. The situation changes irregularly. There is no direct risk. However, there are widespread protests between the local security forces and the protesting citizens of Iran. In that case, there could be unwanted contact between tourists and protesters or security forces. Therefore, consider your trip to Iran. We will be happy to provide you with more detailed information on our contact details.
Information from the media:
Protests broke out in western Iran today during the funeral of a young woman who died after being detained by morality police who enforce strict rules for wearing the head covering (hijab). Security forces used tear gas to disperse the protesters, wrote the Reuters agency. Police say a 22-year-old woman who was arrested Tuesday for not covering her head adequately has died of a heart attack. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iranian women have been required to wear the hijab, and the police enforce this obligation.
Recently, Iran's moral police has been criticized for overly strict controls and punishment, especially of young women. Videos are circulating showing policemen forcibly pushing women into police cars. The conservative clergy is a supporter of severe punishments, including flogging. According to the clergy, when women walk with their hair uncovered, it will lead to moral decay and the breakdown of families.
Source: FPD Media, as