Iran boosts tourism incentive with visa-free travel
Iran has revoked visa requirements for nationals of seven countries as part of plans to boost tourism. (AFP/File)
According to a report published by the Iranian media, citizens of Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt and Syria can travel to Iran without visa.
Under the new visa requirement regulations, citizens from these countries can stay in Iran without visa from 15 to 90 days.
Iranian authorities have already started studying a visa waiver program under which visa limitations for citizens of 60 countries around the globe will be lifted.
The program is seen as part of the country’s plans to develop its tourism industry.
Iran has attached considerable significance to its booming tourism industry in recent years.
The country is seen as one of the world’s top potential tourist destinations as it holds countless ancient sites.
Iran is home to 19 historic sites which have been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List.
It has a diverse landscape and its tourism industry offers a myriad of recreational opportunities.
They range from hot mineral water showers in the northwest to hiking and skiing in the Alborz mountains to magnificent architectural sight-seeing in the center and beach holidays in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea.
This story has been edited from the source material.
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