Iran Announces Visa-Free Travel to Boost Tourism
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Iran cancels visa requirements for 33 countries.

TEHRAN, Dec 13: In a significant move towards fostering international tourism, Iran has unilaterally decided to cancel visas for 33 countries!

Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts has announced a new initiative to waive visa requirements for tourists from 32 countries, in a bid to attract more foreign visitors and counteract negative perceptions of the country. The decision was approved by the Iranian Cabinet, and the government hopes that this move will welcome the world to Iran and foster strong connections with the global community.

The move comes as part of Iran’s ongoing efforts to promote its rich cultural heritage, diverse tourism offerings, and traditional handicrafts to a wider audience. By waiving the visa requirements, the government aims to remove barriers for potential tourists and create a more open and traveler-friendly environment.

By neutralizing the projects of Iranophobia, the Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts hopes to dispel misconceptions and attract a higher number of foreign tourists. The ministry emphasizes the country’s commitment to showcasing Iran’s true beauty and providing an authentic and immersive experience for visitors from all over the world.

Recent statistics reveal that Iran has seen a significant influx of foreign arrivals, with a reported 4.4 million tourists visiting during the first eight months of the current Iranian year. This increase in numbers highlights the growing interest in Iran’s cultural attractions, historical landmarks, and natural wonders.

Women arriving in Iran IKA airport

The visa waiver initiative aims to further boost these numbers and position Iran as an attractive destination for travelers seeking unique experiences. By removing visa barriers, the government hopes to encourage more tourists to explore the country’s vibrant cities, magnificent landscapes, and renowned archaeological sites.

With this visa-free travel announcement, Iran continues to demonstrate its commitment to fostering international connections and promoting its thriving tourism industry. The government’s efforts to create a welcoming and accessible environment for global travelers are expected to have a positive impact on the country’s economy and enhance its international reputation as a must-visit destination.

The cancellation of visas applies to a diverse array of countries, and the Ministry’s proposal for this initiative was green lit by the government. The list encompasses nations from various continents, reflecting Iran’s commitment to enhancing global connectivity and promoting its rich cultural heritage. The visa-free countries are from different continents and geographical regions.

There are 6 countries from the Persian Gulf region and Middle East, 3 countries from Central Asia, 6 countries from Africa, 7 countries from East Asia, 5 countries from South America, 4 countries from East Europe, India and The Russian Federation.

Here is the comprehensive list of countries for which Iran has revoked visa requirements:

  1. The Russian Federation
  2. India
  3. Indonesia
  4. Brunei Darussalam
  5. Japan
  6. Singapore
  7. Cambodia
  8. Malaysia
  9. Vietnam
  10. UAE
  11. Bahrain
  12. Saudi Arabia
  13. Qatar
  14. Kuwait
  15. Lebanon
  16. Uzbekistan
  17. Kyrgyzstan
  18. Tajikistan
  19. Tunisia
  20. Mauritania
  21. Tanzania
  22. Zimbabwe
  23. Mauritius
  24. Seychelles
  25. Brazil
  26. Peru
  27. Cuba,
  28. Mexico
  29. Venezuela
  30. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  31. Serbia
  32. Croatia and
  33. Belarus

This move is expected to stimulate tourism, facilitating greater cultural exchange and economic growth, while also showcasing Iran’s commitment to being an inviting destination for global visitors. The cancellation of visas aligns with the government’s efforts to position Iran as an attractive and accessible hub for international travelers.

Therefore, the list of Iran visa-free countries has increased compared to the previous visa-free countries and its number has reached 41 countries. Please check Iran Visa-Free complete List page for the latest updates.

Tehran IKA Airport Night View

For more information please check out Iran Visa Information link.

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