After having obtained the visa waivers from Georgia and Armenia, Iran has now sought simple and accessible visa regimes from China and India. This move has come in the wake of realization on the part of Iran regarding the significance of tourism after receiving relief from international sanctions.
Iran is now eager to begin visa waiver talks with China for the reason that similar discussions have already been initiated with India, Azerbaijan and Russia said the at Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization’s Director for promotion and marketing affairs Ali Baqer Nemati-Zargaran.
As of now visa on arrival for Iranian tourists is offered by Azerbaijan and visa waiver to the national of Azerbaijan is given by Iran, explained Nemati-Zargaran as quoted by The Tehran Times.
Close partnership with Consular Affairs Office of Foreign Ministry is fostered by CHTHO that leads the discussions for the visa waiver, added Nemati-Zargaran.
It was reported by some sources that a visa waiver agreement has been concluded between Russia and Iran for specific travel groups of 50 to 5 individuals for 15 day period tours. This deal is projected to be effective from this year.
It was reported by Sputnik last year that the agreement will permit groups of 50 to 5 individuals to tour from Iran to Russia and back to stay in the respective nations for 15 days without the visa.
Last year Iran expanded the visa on arrival of one month to three months in order to facilitate the arrival of travelers across the world after the milestone nuclear agreement. Under this treaty, Iran is compelled to restrict its nuclear actions in return for relief from international sanctions.
Passport Index’s data gives 92nd rank to passport of Iran on the basis of freedom provided for travel. This implies the digit of nations the Iranian national can travel to without the visa.