Travel Info
About Iran

The International Iran Summer School on Quantum Information (IISSQI08) will be held on beautiful Kish Island, 13-27 September 2008. As Kish Island is a free zone, no visa is required to visit or attend. However, a visa is required if you plan to visit Iran's Mainland.

If you are planning to visit one of the universities and/or research institutes in Iran, please indicate your desire to visit the mainland in the registration form. Then, organizers will assist you with applying for a visa to visit Iran. Please download this visa information form, complete the "Guest Personal Data" field, and send it back to us at iissqi-08 _ at _ physics.sharif.edu. Then, we will provide you with a formal invitation letter that can be used for your visa application. (For a list of Iranian universities and institutes please click  here.)

If you are planning to only attend in the IISSQI08 School, then a convenient way to fly to Kish is via Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There is no advance booking for flights from Dubai to Kish, but there are daily flights available between Kish and Dubai. After your arrival to terminal A, you need to go from this terminal to terminal B and then take a flight to Kish Island. The current available flights are:

Airline Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.

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Kish Air*


Daily flights are available at: 








Daily flights are available at:
6:00 6:45 10:00 13:00 16:00 18:30 20:30
Please note that there might be some minor changes in the timetable as we get closer to September.

Alternatively, you can fly to Tehran's new Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) and fly from there to Kish Island or any other destination in the mainland that you wish. Please note that if you choose to fly to Kish from Tehran, you will need a valid visa, obtained from one of Iranian Consulates in your homeland or other countries around the world.

Some of Iranian embassies around the world:

Tour in Mainland Iran:

We have organized a 4-day tour in Mainland Iran which will start on 28 September (after the school) and include visiting Isfahan and Shiraz. The fee of the tour for national participants is 6,500,000 Rls and for international participants is 700 USD and will cover:
i)    A flight ticket from Kish to Isfahan,
ii) Two-night stay in Isfahan (Hotel Abbasi) + 3 meals per day + sightseeing with an English-speaking  tour guide,
iii)  A flight ticket from Isfahan to Shiraz,

iv) Two-night stay in Shiraz (Hotel Pars) + 3 meals per day + sightseeing (Persepolis included) with an English-speaking guide,
v)  A flight ticket from Shiraz to either Kish or Tehran (depending on your choice).


Last Modified: 08/28/2008