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  • Natives of Sistan-Baluchestan to attend Expo 2020 Yesterday 19:12

    Natives of Sistan-Baluchestan to attend Expo 2020

    TEHRAN – A selection of craftspeople, travel insiders, and exhibitors from Sistan-Baluchestan are getting prepared to promote the southeastern Iranian province at the Expo 2020 Dubai, which is currently underway in the UAE.

  • Danish ambassador to Iran Jesper Vahr (R) and his family pose for a photo during their visits to the UNESCO-designated Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran, October 21, 2021. (PHOTO: Afshin Majlesi) 2021-10-24 18:02

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Danish ambassador tells of his 'unforgettable' visit to Isfahan

    ISFAHAN – On Thursday evening, when I was roaming through the gorgeous Imam Square of Isfahan, I suddenly bumped into the Danish ambassador to Iran, Jesper Vahr, and his family who were also touring the UNESCO-designated site.

  • 90% of Iranian hotel employees receive COVID vaccine, others likely to lose jobs 2021-10-19 22:03

    90% of Iranian hotel employees receive COVID vaccine, others likely to lose jobs

    TEHRAN – 90 percent of Iranian hoteliers and accommodation staff have received COVID-19 vaccine to date, the head of the Association of Iranian Hoteliers said on Monday.

  • U.S. to lift ban on vaccinated travelers from Iran, other countries 2021-10-16 19:03

    U.S. to lift ban on vaccinated travelers from Iran, other countries

    TEHRAN – The United States is set to lift its COVID-19 restrictions for fully vaccinated visitors from Iran and several other countries, putting an end to historic restrictions that had barred much of the world from entering the country for as long as 21 months.

  • What are expert prospects for tourism recovery? 2021-10-09 18:32

    What are expert prospects for tourism recovery?

    TEHRAN – Though international tourism has revealed signs of a rebound as some destinations eased travel restrictions over the past couple of months, the lack of international coordination and slow vaccination rates in several countries and regions suggest it may need a longer time to bounce back.

  • Reissuance of Iran visas won’t cause a flood of tourists, expert says 2021-10-02 20:47

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Reissuance of Iran visas won’t cause a flood of tourists, expert says

    TEHRAN – In a response to some complaints, Iranian Tour Operators Association Director Ebrahim Pourfaraj has said the reissuance of Iranian tourist visas won’t trigger a flood of visitors to the country.

  • Over 80k Iranian pilgrims travel to Iraq to partake in Arbaeen procession 2021-09-27 17:18

    Over 80k Iranian pilgrims travel to Iraq to partake in Arbaeen procession

    TEHRAN – Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Alireza Rashidian has said more than 80,000 Iranian pilgrims have traveled to Iraq so far to partake in the huge annual Arbaeen procession.

  • Iran plans to resume tourist visas next month: minister 2021-09-27 17:07

    Iran plans to resume tourist visas next month: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to resume tourist visas by next month after months of suspension amid strict government measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the tourism minister announced on Monday concurrent with World Tourism Day.

  • Iran tourism prepares for a comeback 2021-09-22 17:59

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran tourism prepares for a comeback

    TEHRAN – Iran considers reopening borders to foreign vacationers as its new tourism minister has said the government will soon scrap visa restrictions.

  • Iraq to double Iranians’ visa quota for Arbaeen ritual 2021-09-10 17:59

    Iraq to double Iranians’ visa quota for Arbaeen ritual

    TEHRAN – Iraq has doubled its previously declared visa quota for the Iranian nationals willing to attend the Arbaeen pilgrimage.

  • Minister calls on travel agencies to design affordable packages 2021-09-04 21:59

    Minister calls on travel agencies to design affordable packages

    TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister Ezzatollah Zarghami has called on travel agencies and tour operators to design affordable packages aimed to jumpstart domestic tourism when COVID-19 is less of major concern.

  • Iran may open borders to travelers in July 2021-06-09 22:05

    Iran may open borders to travelers in July

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran is weighing plans to open its borders to certain international travelers by issuing tourist visas as of mid-July.  

  • Iranian minister, Russian envoy discuss ways to expand tourism 2021-05-19 18:00

    Iranian minister, Russian envoy discuss ways to expand tourism

    TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan and Russian Ambassador Levan Dzhagaryan on Tuesday discussed ways to expand tourism ties as the two countries are about to execute a visa-free agreement for tourist groups.

  • Russian tourists eager to visit Iran: expert 2021-05-17 18:04

    Russian tourists eager to visit Iran: expert

    TEHRAN – Many Russian tourists are eager to travel to Iran, an Iranian travel expert said on Monday, recounting his Russian counterparts.

  • Iran jumps two places in passport power global ranking 2021-04-25 19:00

    Iran jumps two places in passport power global ranking

    TEHRAN - Iran has moved up from 101st to 99th place with visa-free access to 42 countries around the world, Donya-e-eqtesad reported.

  • Iranian Tour Operators Association pursues tourist visas resumption 2021-04-12 22:11

    Iranian Tour Operators Association pursues tourist visas resumption

    TEHRAN – Iranian Tour Operators Association is formulating a proposal for the resumption of tourist visas after months of suspension amid strict government measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

  • Iranian tour operators ask government to issue visas for vaccinated travelers 2021-03-14 22:35

    Iranian tour operators ask government to issue visas for vaccinated travelers

    TEHRAN - Head of the Iranian Tour Operators Association Ebrahim Pourfaraj has asked the government to issue tourist visas for the international applicants who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Iran, Turkey to consider passport-free travels   2021-02-15 22:49

    Iran, Turkey to consider passport-free travels  

    TEHRAN – A joint technical committee for tourism cooperation between Iran and Turkey has recently formulated a plan which reportedly could pave the way for bilateral passport-free travels.

  • Oman offers visa-free travels to Iranians, other nations but strict rules required 2021-01-04 22:09

    Oman offers visa-free travels to Iranians, other nations but strict rules required

    TEHRAN – Oman has recently dropped its tourist visa requirement for visitors from 103 countries, including Iran, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, India, and Turkey, however the Sultanate has set some rules for the potential visitors. 

  • Iran considering to waive visas for D8 countries 2020-11-29 22:15

    Iran considering to waive visas for D8 countries

    TEHRAN – Iran is considering abolishing visa rules for passport holders from the group of Developing Eight (D8) countries.

  • Ebrahim Pourfaraj 2020-10-11 21:45

    Iranian tour operators in talks to find new markets in Russia

    TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian Tour Operators Association Ebrahim Pourfaraj on Sunday said that new rounds of negotiations have been commenced between Iranian tour operators, travel marketers, and their Russian counterparts.

  • Tehran, Caracas discuss ways to expand tourism ties 2020-10-09 18:03

    Tehran, Caracas discuss ways to expand tourism ties

    TEHRAN – Iran and Venezuela have explored avenues to deepen tourism relations, especially through simplifying visa rules, launching fam tours, and setting up exhibits.

  • South Africa lifts visa for Iranian travelers 2020-10-06 22:51

    South Africa lifts visa for Iranian travelers

    TEHRAN - South Africa’s government has announced that it waived visa requirement for passport holders from Iran and ten other countries.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan (R) and his deputy for tourism Vali Teymouri are seen during their visits to the Tehran Times in downtown Tehran, October 3, 2020. 2020-10-04 21:56

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran sets sights on tourism rebound if coronavirus wanes, minister says

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran is developing necessary infrastructure in the realms of traveling, accommodation, and human resources as it eyeing to jumpstart travels whenever coronavirus restrictions ease, Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan told the Tehran Times in an exclusive interview on Saturday.

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  •  A combination photo campares, Hafezieh, the mouselim of illusterios Persian poet Hafez in Shiraz, southern Iran, in March 2019 (R) with one picture captured in March 2020. The major tourist destination is deserted over coronavirus fears. 2020-09-18 23:15

    'Smart, responsible traveling' should replace ‘do not travel' recommendations: tourism minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Munesan has said that if coronavirus-related restrictions persist, the tourism industry of the country will suffer irreparable losses and many tourism insiders will be bankrupt, adding it’s time to replace “smart and responsible traveling” with “do not travel” recommendations.

  • Iran, Russia visa waiver for group tours on verge of reality 2020-09-11 19:02

    Iran, Russia visa waiver for group tours on verge of reality

    TEHRAN – In 2017, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin inked a visa-free agreement for tourist groups. The agreement, however, seems to be implemented in the near future as a joint technical committee on Wednesday reached an initial agreement in this regard.

  • The future of travel in Iran 2020-09-09 19:18

    By Afshin Majlesi

    The future of travel in Iran

    Ubiquitous face masks, partitions, social distances, customer-service protocols, not-yet-fulfilled refunds, and self-quarantined at home on a mass scale, as well as closed borders, canceled events, and changing policies challenge tourism industry insiders to forecast what the lingering impact of the novel coronavirus could be on the way we travel.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2020-08-27 02:09

    Nonzero: only 74 international travelers visit Iran during spring

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign travelers to Iran has drastically plunged due to the global coronavirus pandemic as the Islamic Republic registered only 74 visits during the spring season.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2020-08-18 19:10

    Coronavirus costs Iran’s tourism $2.8b so far, minister says

    TEHRAN – Iran’s travel sector has suffered a loss of 12 trillion rials (some $2.85 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Monday.