Tourists often ask, “Can I use my credit card in Iran?” Unfortunately, the answer is, no. Iran doesn’t accept international credit cards, but you can get an Iran Travel Debit Card!
You might be thinking, but why would I bother, I can just carry cash. Well, you can, but it really isn’t the safest or most convenient option. When traveling in a foreign country you want to reduce hassles and be able to go about your days with peace of mind. In this post, we will give you an overview of what problems you might face in Iran if you decide to stuff your pockets full of cash.
Cash Security during your trip to Iran
As you may have read in a recent blog, Iran is one of the safest countries for travelers. This said you don’t want to be flashing wads of bills in a crowded place. Sometimes this is unavoidable when you are trying to make a purchase as you won’t be familiar with the notes and will simultaneously be trying to calculate the exchange rate in your head, to ensure you aren’t being taken advantage of. Why stress yourself when you can just get an Iran Debit Travelcard and make sure your trip is safer and easier.
What if my Iran Debit card will be stolen?
If your Debit card is stolen or lost you can block your card by going to your DaricPay app and click a button. Alternatively, you can contact our customer service.
Availability (Buy like a local in Iran)
Another benefit of having our Debit card is that you can easily make a purchase in even the smallest supermarket or tiniest village or hyper stars. Like we said, no stress!
Travel services in Iran
With our Debit card, you may be able to save money and experience more. Many of Iran’s tourism offers are online and require a debit card to purchase services or tickets.
There are many websites that provide travel services in Iran but most of them do not accept international credit cards. There are hundreds of websites that offer travel services, meaning you don’t need to take the time to buy in person. With our Debit card, you have the key to access these wonderful services. However, you will need a pin number for the card – just ask for it in advance, before arrival in Iran. Your first convenience after landing will be online taxis like UBER!
Are Euro and Other international currencies acceptable in Iran?
In Iran, the euro and the dollar are foreign currencies and are not used in everyday life, so you will need to exchange your money. This can be done in the airport, some souvenirs shops, and hotels however the rate you are offered might not be a fair rate. And as we mentioned, you will be faced with the problem of carrying around a lot of cash. Locals rarely carry large amounts of cash.
How Can I transfer money from international Banks?
Due to sanctions, it is hard to transfer money from your bank to Iran. However, if you have our Debit card we will do it for you in a maximum of 2 days with a 2% bank fee (approximately).
At DaricPay our goal is to help make your Iran trip easier and more enjoyable. Your travels will be unique in so many ways and maybe it is even a brand new experience, so if we can help prevent any money related problems, it would be our pleasure!
Are you interested in learning more about getting the DaricPay Iran Travel Debit card? It is super easy, we promise!