Iran has relaxed visa requirements for the citizens of a number of countries in a bid to boost tourism industry. As a first step to a broader visa waiver program that is expected to include 60 countries, Iran lifted the travel restrictions on the nationals of 7 countries according to media reports on Monday. Iran has several ancient tourist attractions and generates about $7 billions from tourism each year.
According to media reports, Iran has allowed visa free travel to the passport holders of 7 countries. The citizens of Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt and Syria will benefit from the new visa requirement regulations.
The nationals of these 7 visit visa exempt countries will be allowed to stay in Iran from 15 to 90 days.
Iranian officials are mulling over a plan to ease the visa requirements to the nationals of 60 countries to attract more tourists from around the globe to boost its tourism industry.
Iran has a number of ancient tourist attractions and 19 of those historic sites have been declared by UNESCO as World Heritage sites.
Iran has a diverse landscape and the tourism industry has the potential to offer a myriad of recreational opportunities to the tourists. It is estimated that tourism industry in Iran generates $7 billion every year. With the introduction of new visa free travel to nationals of 7 countries is part of the plan to develop and boost the local tourism industry.