Iran gives visas at airports to 180 countries: Deputy FM

IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates’ Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said on Friday that Iranian visas will be issued for tourists from 180 countries upon their arrival at the Iranian airports.

Qashqavi stressed that Iran has revoked visa requirements for nationals of some countries as part of its plans to boost tourism industry in the country.

He underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran aspires to host 20 million tourists annually by 2025.

The official reiterated that introducing Iran’s tourist attractions and capacities is on the top of the country’s ambassadors’ agenda.

He also called for expansion of tourism infrastructures aimed at luring more foreign tourists inside the country.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is considered as one of the safest countries in the Middle East.

In the wake of a landmark nuclear deal with the six world powers in July 2015, the country’s tourism sector has already been flourishing.

As a country that is taking steps to ease visa rules for foreign tourists, Iran has been recommended as a top travel destination for 2017.