Tour companies have begun canceling trips to Iran in the wake of President Trump’s executive order. The order is barring citizens from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days.
Though a federal court has blocked the order, issued on Jan. 27, for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to resume travel — Americans may not enter Iran as tourists for the next few months.
Here are some of the affected tour companies:
- Wilderness Travel, based in Berkeley, California, canceled its April and May departures. This is because Iran is presently not issuing travel visas to Americans — as advised by its Iranian counterparts,
- SmarTours, based in New York, had begun selling its first trips to Iran in January, but canceled its initial July departure.
- Abercrombie & Kent canceled the May trip, citing visa uncertainty.
Other tour companies such as Intrepid Travel and Cox & Kings have continued to offer Iran trips for non-American foreign travelers.