Iran Exempts Visa for 33 Countries Including India

Iran
Written by Binayak Karki

The Ministry of Tourism sees this open-door policy as a way to demonstrate the nation’s commitment to global interaction.

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Iran has announced the removal of visa requirements for citizens from 33 countries, aiming to bolster tourism and international engagement.

Among the nations are India, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Tunisia, and various Central Asian, African, and Muslim countries.

The move expands the list of visa-exempt countries to 45, with Croatia being the sole Western-allied European nation included in this change. The Ministry of Tourism sees this open-door policy as a way to demonstrate the nation’s commitment to global interaction.

The visa exemption for Russians in Iran applies specifically to group travel, limiting individual benefits.

Omani nationals already enjoyed visa-free travel to Iran. Iranian pilgrims will resume regular travel to Saudi Arabia after an eight-year hiatus, starting on December 19.

Additionally, various countries like Kenya, Thailand, and Sri Lanka have recently implemented visa-free travel for Indian tourists.

WHAT TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS ARTICLE:

  • The move expands the list of visa-exempt countries to 45, with Croatia being the sole Western-allied European nation included in this change.
  • The Ministry of Tourism sees this open-door policy as a way to demonstrate the nation’s commitment to global interaction.
  • The visa exemption for Russians in Iran applies specifically to group travel, limiting individual benefits.

About the author

Binayak Karki

Binayak - based in Kathmandu - is an editor and author writing for eTurboNews.

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