Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Iran to Issue Visa on Arrival for Citizens of All But 9 Countries: Spokesman

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Iran on Monday said it will issue visas for all foreign nationals upon their arrival at Iranian airports, except for those from Britain, the US and seven other countries.

Iran has decided to issue visa upon arrival at the airport for everyone except the citizens of nine countries, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said in his weekly press conference here in Tehran.

Ansari did not specify the other seven countries excluded from the airport visa policy, saying only that a list of eligible countries will be announced in the future.

According to earlier reports, the nine countries whose citizens still need to arrange their visa through consular services beforehand are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, UK, and USA.

“The decision has been made to meet the national interests and we hope it is well-received by the international tourists,” Ansari said.

Earlier, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced that the country’s foreign ministry will issue 30-day visa for citizens of 180 countries upon their arrival in Iranian airports.

Following the election of Hassan Rouhani as Iranian president in 2013, Iran has sought reciprocal visa waiver programmes with some countries as part of its bid to boost tourism.

Iran introduces visa-free regime for Georgians

Georgia and Iran resumed a visa-free regime today, which was abolished by Tbilisi in 2013, Iran’s Deputy Ambassador to Georgia Mohsen Kebriayi said.

The decision follows a phone conversation between Georgian Prime Pinister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, during which regional development and closer cultural ties were discussed and restoration of visa-free travel between the two countries was agreed.

Citizens of Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Egypt, Georgia, Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria can travel to Iran visa-free for the period of maximum 90 days.

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3 Comments

  1. Samuel Johnson

    February 16, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    What about apartheid Israel?

  2. Ahmad mamu adamu

    February 17, 2016 at 12:02 am

    U are most wellcome.

  3. Ramin

    February 17, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Prime minister not prime pinister

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