Iran announced new visa rules for 33 countries including not only India but also Russia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico.
Iran Visa Free Policy: Although Iran is an Islamic country, it is a reliable partner of India.. India is importing natural gas from this country. Iran imports wheat and other food grains from India. In terms of strategic trade partnership, India-Iran have been united since the beginning. Although Islamic countries have some antipathy towards India, Iran has never shown such discrimination against India. In the background of India becoming the most populous country in the world.. Iran wants stronger relations with our country. Madhu is taking steps to become a strong financial force in Asia. In this order, it is expected to develop tourism as well. Efforts are being made to erase the slander on their country. As part of that, it has decided to ease the visa rules for tourists coming to their country. Iran has decided to be more generous, especially in India.
Iran announced new visa rules for 33 countries including not only India but also Russia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico. Although a decision was taken in this regard in December itself, it was brought into effect from February. To this extent, Minister of Culture Ezzatolla Zarghami disclosed the details. He explained that they are trying to remove the stigma associated with their country by simplifying the visa procedures. Ezzatullah Zarghami announced that visa-free travel to Iran is being provided to Indian citizens subject to four conditions.
Indians holding regular passports can visit Iran without a visa once every six months. Maximum stay is 15 days. Only those traveling by air are eligible. If they want to stay for a longer period, they will definitely have to get visas from the Iranian missions in India. According to the report of the World Tourism Organization, the number of people visiting Iran in 2022 has increased by 315 percent compared to the previous year. 9 lakh 90 thousand people visited Iran in 2021. In 2022, this number will reach about 4.1 million. “In 2023 there is a significant growth in travelers from India. 31,000 Indians visited Iran in the first six months of 2023. A growth of 25% has been recorded compared to the year 2022. “Many foreign travelers are visiting Iran for tourism, trade, medicine, and pilgrimage,” Moslem Shozai, who oversees the affairs of Iran's Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Tourism Development Office, said last December. Tourists from India are likely to increase significantly due to Iran's decision on visa. Moreover, there are many sightseeing places and ancient buildings in Iran. Rare medicinal plants and dry fruits are widely available. That is why tourists are more interested in visiting this country. The country of Iran hopes that the income from tourism will also increase in the background of relaxation of visa regulations. Iran says that it is also providing facilities for the coming tourists.. But in the background of Iran's announcement, other Islamic countries are also likely to show the same attitude towards India, according to international experts.