Alcohol has been legally prohibited for Muslim Iranian citizens since the establishment of Islamic Republic government in 1979. In 2017, 5.7% of the adult population were found to have consumed alcohol in the previous year.
Can tourists drink alcohol in Iran?
Despite the ban on alcohol and frequent police raids, drinking in Iran is widespread, especially among the wealthy. Only members of religious minorities – Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians – are allowed to brew, distil, ferment and drink, in their homes, and trade in liquor is forbidden.
What religion is illegal in Iran?
(The constitution of Iran limits the number of recognized non-Islamic religions to three – Zoroastrians, Jews, and Christians – and the laws of the Islamic Republic forbid atheism and conversion by Muslims to another religion.)
Is eating pork in Iran illegal?
According to a Professor at George Mason University who specializes in Iran, while pork is forbidden under Islamic law, the policy in Iran is to leave minority religions alone.