Press Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Jaber Ansari reported that citizens of almost all States no longer need to obtain an Iranian visa in advance – they will be able to get it at the airport after arriving in the country.
Mode, which is called visa waiver, will not apply to only nine States. Two of them official called the US and Britain. A list of the other seven Ansari promised to provide in the future.
This measure is designed to make Iran more attractive to foreign tourists. «This decision is in our national interest. We hope that visitors from abroad will appreciate it,» said the official.
It is unknown whether the change in Israeli policy. However, the Jewish state has a law prohibiting to visit enemy States without special permission from the authorities. Iran, whose leaders repeatedly said that Israel must be destroyed, is included in this list.
In 2010, the be’er Sheva magistrate’s court issued a verdict in the trial of 48-year-old resident of Ashdod Majid Soleimani, who visited Iran two years earlier. The man was sentenced to four months community service and fined 2,000 shekels.