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17 Sep 2018 | 12:29 PM UTC

Iran: Restrictions on the use of electronic devices

Iran News Alert

Permission is required in Iran to use certain electronic devices; individuals are advised to familiarize themselves with regulations prior to travel

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/24/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Iran

Event

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reported on Monday, September 17, that permission was required in Iran to import and use certain electronic devices such as satellite phones, GPS trackers, and walkie-talkies. The unauthorized use of drones is also prohibited.

Context

The use of certain technologies in Iran is a sensitive subject, as the user may be considered as a spy by local authorities. For security reasons, Iran has strictly regulated the use of drones and other electronic devices. For instance, drones are prohibited from flying over Tehran and other areas related to national security, including military facilities, nuclear power plants, and police stations.

Advice

Individuals in Iran or planning travel to the country are advised to contact the nearest Iranian embassy or consulate to familiarize themselves with these regulations.

 

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