Credit cards in Iran

Old Oct 24th, 2011, 03:36 PM
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Credit cards in Iran

My tour company has told me that foreign credit cards cannot be used in Iran. My bank tells me that's rubbish. Can anyone confirm or deny?
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Old Oct 24th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Your tour company is correct.
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Old Oct 25th, 2011, 01:43 AM
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Bit of truth to both points of view but usually a tour company
ploy scam to get you to pay them for everything many scammers
NEVER wire money to dodgy on line companies there have seen
folks losr thousands.

There are not any official services for the internationally known credit cards in Iran. Some Iranian private banks/Hotels do accept major international credit cards these days. Also, some smart businessmen can accept credit cards working out of Dubai.In some particular shops you can purchase some items like carpets, handicrafts, jewels, etc by credit cards like in some major hotels or some other shops outside hotels.

Big Bank or Hotel exchange for local currency wisest

for incidentals particularly in rural areas.

coinmill.com for correct rate varies widely daily

destinationiran.com other good travel tips.

insuremytrip.com comp cover always wise.

Happy Travels!
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Old Oct 25th, 2011, 01:48 AM
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93 cents will buy 10000 IRR(Rials) today

Dollar keeps getting stronger so wait to change as long

and change as little as you have to...
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Old Dec 17th, 2011, 06:18 PM
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Maxwell, you were right. My financial institution has since apologised.

Iran was a wonderful place to visit, by the way. Read my book about it if you like, at www.grahammeale.info
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watch the money thing closely the rial has devalued 40% in a single week and inflation is estimated at 25% to 35%.
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