Travel insurance: Blast-off for 'nuclear tourism'

Friday, 06 October 2006

Iran is allowing tourists to visit its nuclear sites and considering a range of 'nuclear attractions'.

The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has ordered officials guarding the various nuclear sites around the country to permit tourists visit the areas and sightsee. He hopes that this move will convince the world that Iraq is using nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes.

Esfandyar Rahim-Mashaii, head of Iran's Tourism and Cultural Heritage Organisation, said: "Based on the president's order tourists can visit all nuclear sites in Iran. We are studying ways to implement this order."

Don't forget to get a quick travel insurance quote online if you are planning to visit the sites which include the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, only 150 miles out of Tehran.

The facilities are surrounded by anti-aircraft batteries and so far have only been visited by UN weapons inspectors and selected journalists.

Other more traditional sites on offer are the ruined city of Persepolis or try the northern mountains where you can ski, but you will need to check your cheap travel insurance contains holiday sports cover first.

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