Do we need to use VPN in Iran?

Definitely yes. Many apps and websites are blocked by the Iranian government. The most important ones are listed below:

Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook, Couchsurfing, Telegram, Messenger, Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr, TikTok, Fox News, BBC, CNN, Pornography websites, Tmall, Taobao, …

So you need VPN to access them.


How can we communicate if we don’t want to use VPN?

You can use your email to contact everyone you want. You can also buy an Iranian Sim-card and call directly the hotels and guides you want to get. Using an Iranian Sim card is highly recommended. Because sometimes the Internet is very slow and the only way to contact is by calling directly.

How can we access a VPN?

If you are using your cellphone, you can easily download and install the VPN app from Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS).

if you are using your PC, you can download software for your desktop or add an extension to your browser to access all the blocked websites.

Please install several VPN apps and do it before coming to Iran.

google play
app store

Which VPN apps are free and recommended to use?

Basically, the performance of VPNs changes over time and you need to install another after a while using one. But the most used ones which are free and work fine in Iran are shown in the table below.

Android, iOSWindowsBrowser extension
PsiphonBetternetHoxx VPN
Nord VPNX-VPNZen Mate

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