Iran Authority stated that: ” A preliminary agreement has been reached with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health to reopen the country’s borders to foreign tourists.”
They added that: ” Tourist visas will be issued again from 6th of July 2021 based on preliminary arrangements with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of the Interior.” On Wednesday, deputy tourism minister Vali Terymouri made the announcement.
The official said, “for the reopening of crossings to vaccinated passengers, they had an extensive discussion with other government ministries.”
“We are following the arrival of overseas citizens who have been vaccinated so that they do not pose a threat or worry to Iranian society through various committees” Teymouri added.
Seems at first phase, Iran tourist visa will be issued to international travellers who have received the [second dose of] coronavirus vaccine and they would be allowed to enter Iran.
Easing Iran travel restrictions in further phases is subject to Iran covid-19 situation. the status will be tightly monitored by authorities before taking the next step. It would be probable if everything goes well, Iran government will issue visas to those travellers who already infected by virus and cured completely.
The number of international visitors to Iran fell by 94% in the first nine months of the previous Iranian calendar year (ending March 20, 2021), according to official statistics collated by the tourism ministry, as the coronavirus epidemic took a toll on the tourist business.
According to Iran tourism ministry: The tourists of Iran was rising before to the corona outbreak, with sales reaching $11.7 billion in 2019, accounting for 2.8 percent of GDP, close to the global average of 3.2 percent.
How COVID-19 affects traveling to Iran?
In Iran, the tourism business already back to work to a large extent. Hotels, tourism attractions, parks, and theaters are open now. However, they should meet the health protocols.
On the other hand, Iran has already weekly and daily flights from European and Asian countries and there is hope that the flights schedule back to normal in the near future.
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However, hotels and accommodation operated under the ministry of tourism are allowed to provide their services to the tourists and locals observing health protocol since April 2021.
The government monitors the proper implementation of hygiene protocols in tourism facilities to ensure the safety of guests and staff and to build the trust of tourists.
Domestic flights, buses, and other public transportation are working in the country. However, officials supervise the health protocols in a different section.
Do not hesitate to plan for travelling to Iran! The country is ready to be a great host for you! Check the latest news and updates about COVID-19 in Iran.