As election protests continue in Tehran, tourists are advised now more than ever to avoid travel to Iran.
There have been violent clashes at demonstrations with some deaths, reports the U.S. state department. International and internal communications have been disrupted including text messaging, mobile telephone coverage and the Internet.
Westerners have, in the past, been the target of kidnapping by criminal gangs in southeast Iran.
The U.S. government does not have an embassy in Tehran and therefore cannot offer support for American citizens.
The Iranian Government doesn't recognize dual citizenship for those holding Iranian and American citizenships. U.S. citizens of Iranian origin have been detained and harassed by Iranian authorities, according to worldtravelguide.net. Former Muslims who have converted to other religions, as well as persons who encourage Muslims to convert, are subject to arrest and prosecution.
Some elements of the Iranian regime and the population remain hostile to the United States.
American citizens may be subject to harassment or arrest while traveling in Iran, according to the state department. In addition to this travel warning the other 10 countries that the U.S. state department has most recently put on travel warnings follows: