"The Islamic republic of Iran is ready to revoke visa or facilitate visa issuing for all countries, especially the neighbors, if they take similar action,” said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates' Affairs Hassan Qashqavi.
The senior diplomat cited Kuwait as an example, adding that Iran is planning to waive visa requirements for Kuwaiti nationals as the Arab country no longer demands Iranian visitors to obtain visas.
Qashqawi, who was addressing a national conference on healthcare tourism, stated that Iran has nearly halved tariffs for issuing health visas compared to the fees charged for ordinary visas.
"This is a testament of Iran’s cooperation ... to ease traveling to Iran for foreign nationals,” he said.
He noted that Iran is a safe destination for foreign tourists as there has been no report of any incident for foreigners visiting the country over the past few years.