With the thirteen-government of Iran coming to work, the progress in every field of the country is going to happen by the steadfast and fresh ambition and promising power. Following the 19 months that the tourism industry has faced a catastrophic dilemma after the nasty virus outbreak finally, Ezatollah Zarghami Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister concurrent with the World Tourism Day announced that the country plans to lift visa restrictions.
By the order of President [Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi], the issuance of tourist visas will be resumed and Iran’s land and air borders will be open to foreign tourists from Oct. 23- Nov. 21. The order has been declared to all related organizations according to the deputy tourism minister Ali-Asghar Shalbafian. It means the government decided to loosen though restrictions and help travelling to Iran resume again.
The most principal line of the measure tells that foreigners’ arrivals and departures to/from land and air borders is free with exposing a COVID-19 vaccination card, a negative PCR test and observing the approved rules by the Ministry Of Health and Medical Education from [the month of] Aban (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
In recent weeks, just after suppressing a deadly fifth wave of the pandemic which has taken up to 700 mortalities daily in Iran, the government made a determined attempt to vaccinate people against COVID-19. Eventually, as of September 22, the figure dropped to below 300 to give hope the condition can go back to normal after months of suspension.
Earlier, the following speeding up the vaccination rate in Iran president of the Islamic Republic of Iran has said: now we stand at the point that instead of applying new restrictions, we should decide and plan for lifting restrictions. “Tourism is the inalienable right of everyone, everywhere in the world and has an exceptional role in public diplomacy. This industry can boost the dark diplomatic relations between the nations and improve amity between them.” Zarghami has stated previously.
The issuance of Iranian tourist visas was suspended since the virus outbreak on 20 March in 2020 when most of the international flights stopped and land borders of the country were closed by the order of the Iran National Mobilization against COVID-19 Epidemic. However, the health, business and education visas have been issued without a pulse.
According to the government actual measures, the issuance of Iranian tourist visas for travellers from Iran’s international borders should follow the regulations enacted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Now that world is getting grounds for hope, once again world tourists and travellers seek unique and lesser-known places to discover. It’s not going to be vain to know according to the World Tourism Organization Iran was ranked as the second fastest-growing country in tourism and it’s time to open arms to new experiences after holding its breath for the severely hit of the coronavirus.
The land of history and culture in the Middle East, a treasury that stores the unbeaten 26 UNESCO heritages and unspoken dreamy landscapes few eyes could reach to see, this is Iran that aims to increase the number of tourist arrivals from 4.8 million in 2014 to 20 million in 2025 Under the 25 Tourism Vision Plan.
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