There are many, many reasons you should purchase health insurance when travelling abroad, the most obvious being to protect yourself in the case of an emergency, though some countries are beginning to require health coverage as a mandatory condition of entry, meaning travellers no longer have the choice to travel without it.
Expat hubs around the world are beginning to require mandatory health insurance before issuing a visa, and more and more countries are deciding to refuse entry without it. Many travellers don’t realize that without the correct insurance, they could be turned away from the destination they are visiting before they make it past airport arrivals.
Iran makes having health insurance a mandatory requirement for all visitors entering the country, and this rule applies to all travellers from overseas.
Those who can’t provide immigration with proof of coverage will be forced to buy insurance from the local Iranian insurance provider who have an office set up in the immigration area of the airport.
Just note that the cover purchased in Iran is likely to be less comprehensive than most local policies from your home country, and are generally likely to have more expensive premiums.
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