Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Good News for Tourists: Iran Airport Visa Extended to ‘30 days’

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Iran has extended airport visa validity from 14 days to 30 days as part of its plans to boost tourism industry in the country.

“Iran’s cabinet passed a new resolution, extending Iran Airport Visa or Visa On Arrival (VOA) to 30 days for foreign tourists”, Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Masoud Soltanifar said in a cabinet meeting on Sunday.

Visa validity for foreign tourists travelling to Iran has, heretofore, been 14 days and could be extended to another 14 days in case passengers wish to stay more, on arrival at the some Iranian airports.

Electronic visas will also be available within one year, ISNA Agency News quoted Soltanifar as saying.

VOAs, at present, are issued at the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, and also at the airports of Mashhad, Shiraz, Tabriz and Isfahan.

“Based on new Cabinet’s resolution, all airports having joint tourist border with Iran are obliged to issue visa. It is an important step to boost tourism industry and to facilitate entry of tourists to Iran.” Soltanifar added.

Recalling the foreign investors’ interest to invest in Iran over last years, Soltanifar declared that some foreign investors had waited for nuclear deal and termination of sanctions to invest in tourism. However, Muslim and Arabic countries have not so far limited themselves to sanctions and started their career in the holy cities.

Last week, Iran revoked visa requirements for nationals of 7 countries as part of its new plans.

According to a report published by the Iranian media, citizens of Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt and Syria can travel to Iran without visa.

Under the new visa requirement regulations, citizens from these countries can stay in Iran without visa from 15 to 90 days.

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2 Comments

  1. Mohammad Jafari

    August 8, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Your website is Very Nice
    Mohammad Jafari website manager at http://www.IranOnTrip.com

  2. Sara

    February 8, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Hello I’m sara I live in kuwait my position administration manager and my nationality Ethiopia I won’t visit for 5 days Iran so my nationality can visa on arrival ?

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