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News ID: 6156
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 17:59 - 30 January 2015
The Islamic Republic has announced it stands ready to annul visa requirements for visitors from neighboring countries if the other side does the same for visitors from Iran.

"Tehran is prepared to waive visa [requirements] or facilitate the process of issuing visas for all countries, especially the neighbors, if they take similar action,” said Hassan Qashqavi, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates' Affairs.

The official cited Kuwait as an example, saying that Tehran is planning to annul visa requirements for Kuwaiti nationals as the Arab country no longer requires Iranian visitors to obtain visas.

Qashqavi, who was addressing a national conference on health tourism, said that Iran has nearly halved tariffs for issuing health visas compared to the fees charged for ordinary visas.

"…this shows Iran’s cooperation ... to ease traveling to Iran for foreign nationals,” he said.

He noted that the Iranian territory 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.

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