Complete abolition of visas for Russian tourists: a growing country is ready for radical steps

Complete abolition of visas for Russian tourists: a country gaining popularity is ready for radical steps

On August 1, an agreement between Russia and Iran on visa-free group tours. However, according to local experts, this is only the beginning of the journey – and the country, which is gaining popularity, is ready for much more “radical steps” – including the complete abolition of visas. At least, this is how Kazem Jalali, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation, commented on the situation to Izvestia. He stated that in the future, a complete abolition of entry documents for Russian tourists is possible.

“Now we are at the very beginning of the implementation of this agreement. As for the complete abolition of visas between our countries, I would like to note that the Islamic Republic of Iran is fully prepared for this step – to abolish visas so that citizens of our states can travel freely to each other,” the diplomat explained. He noted that at the moment “relevant decisions from officials” are expected, after which these measures will be approved and put into practice.

At the same time, the ambassador focused the attention of tourists on non-trivial directions. It should be noted that Russian tourists are not yet particularly familiar with the possibilities of Iran, with its atmosphere, he recommended to pay attention to the southern coast of Iran in the Persian Gulf in winter. “It is very warm there at this time of the year. In addition, there are many islands in this part of the country – Kish, Qeshm, Chabekhar ports, the cities of Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, the provinces of Khuzestan, Ahvaz and others,” he said. He named the deserts in the central part of Iran as another interesting place.

“In addition, our millennia-old history and civilization will, of course, be of interest to Russians,” Mr. Jalali added. It should be noted that while Iran is popular mainly due to excursion programs. A typical route through Iran includes cities such as Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan with unique “oriental” architecture, as well as ethnic villages, the ruins of ancient Persepolis, as well as indispensable carpet factories.

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