We saw many countries initiating a visa-free travel policy for Indian citizens in 2023 and the beginning of 2024. From Sri Lanka to Thailand to Kenya, many countries are now open for Indian tourists to visit without carrying a visa. And now Iran is joining the list as well. The Iranian government recently announced how Indians can travel to Iran visa-exempt but there are some conditions to follow.
Iran Is Now Welcoming Indian Citizens To Travel Visa-Free
On February 6, the Iranian government made a major announcement about abolishing visas for Indian tourists. There are a set of 4 conditions that allow citizens of India to visit Iran visa-free and stay there for a maximum of 15 days. Iran’s visa-waiver programme is for a total of 33 countries from different parts of the world. The country scrapped the mandate requirement of presenting a visa for citizens of India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, and more.
The news of Iran allowing Indian citizens to visit without a visa has surfaced on the Internet since last year. And finally, it has come into effect this February. The Iranian Embassy stated that the programme came into action recently along with 4 conditions. This is a significant step by the government to boost tourism in Iran.
In a recently released statement, the Iranian embassy mentioned the new beginning of visa-free travel for Indian nationals and the conditions added to the travel facility. Indian citizens can travel to this overseas nation visa-free only for tourism purposes. Also, this policy is eligible for those visitors who are catching flights to reach Iran.
Here’s More About Visa-Free Travel To This Foreign Nation:
- Indian travellers who are visiting Iran without a visa cannot extend their stay for more than 15 days.
- Visitors can enter the international country without a visa only once in 6 months.
- Tourists interested in travelling to this nation more than once in 6 months will need to apply for visas, according to a report by Moneycontrol.
- Indians planning to fly to this nation for education or business purposes will be required to apply for their visas.
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