Major currencies and travelers’ checks are accepted in hotels and most shops and can be exchanged in banks. Credit cards are not widely used, except in some shops in Isfahan. Bringing certain items into Iran is strictly prohibited. Alcoholic drinks, drugs, gambling equipment and X-rated films and publications are particularly proscribed. On leaving Iran, please remember that taking out antiques and carpets of over 20 m2 is prohibited. There is no limit on export of handicrafts. Any amount of caviar bought from a duty free shop can be taken out.

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