Travel

17
Nov
17:52 UTC

Iran Tactical: Night curfew, closure of non-essential businesses to be implemented in more than 100 cities from November 21 until further notice; adhere to government restrictions

Please be advised:

  • According to the official Iran news agency, extensive restrictions on travel and businesses will be implemented in approximately 124 cities deemed as high-risk red zones, including Tehran, from November 21 until further notice. 
  • These restrictions will include the closure of all non-essential businesses, schools, and places of worship. Essential services such as supermarkets, hospitals, and medical centers will remain open. 
  • A night curfew will be imposed from 21:00 to 04:00 (local time). 
  • One-third of public office employees will be allowed to work from their respective offices. 
  • However, not more than a maximum of 15 people will be allowed to attend meetings. In cities characterized as orange, up to 20, and in yellow cities, up to 30 people will be allowed to attend meetings.
  • Additionally, starting at 10:00 (local time) on November 18, inter-city travel will be banned for all private vehicles. 
  • The government also stated that the status of the spread of the virus will be reviewed in two weeks, according to which the restrictions may be lifted or extended. 
  • The measures are part of the Iranian government’s effort to curb a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. 

Recommendations:

  1. Those operating or residing in Iran from November 21 and until further notice are advised to adhere to the government instructions and take necessary precautions to ensure business continuity due to the slated travel and business restrictions.  
  2. It is further advised to remain apprised of local authorities’ updates regarding additional restrictions on movement or business operations.
COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Medium
AFFECTED AREA Nationwide; Iran
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Low
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Confirmed

Please be advised:

  • According to the official Iran news agency, extensive restrictions on travel and businesses will be implemented in approximately 124 cities deemed as high-risk red zones, including Tehran, from November 21 until further notice. 
  • These restrictions will include the closure of all non-essential businesses, schools, and places of worship. Essential services such as supermarkets, hospitals, and medical centers will remain open. 
  • A night curfew will be imposed from 21:00 to 04:00 (local time). 
  • One-third of public office employees will be allowed to work from their respective offices. 
  • However, not more than a maximum of 15 people will be allowed to attend meetings. In cities characterized as orange, up to 20, and in yellow cities, up to 30 people will be allowed to attend meetings.
  • Additionally, starting at 10:00 (local time) on November 18, inter-city travel will be banned for all private vehicles. 
  • The government also stated that the status of the spread of the virus will be reviewed in two weeks, according to which the restrictions may be lifted or extended. 
  • The measures are part of the Iranian government’s effort to curb a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. 

Recommendations:

  1. Those operating or residing in Iran from November 21 and until further notice are advised to adhere to the government instructions and take necessary precautions to ensure business continuity due to the slated travel and business restrictions.  
  2. It is further advised to remain apprised of local authorities’ updates regarding additional restrictions on movement or business operations.
COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Medium
AFFECTED AREA Nationwide; Iran
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Low
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Confirmed