Visas are crucial documents that allow citizens of a foreign country to enter into the domestic territory of a particular nation. While applying for a visa is fairly simple, the task of getting approvals and all the documents checked and verified can be quite tedious. As a result, it can pose a major hindrance for travellers. So, people often tend to take a look at countries that allow them visa-free entry. And if you are from the UAE, you are in for some brilliant news. We say this because recently, Iran announced that it is lifting visa requirements for 33 countries, including the UAE and other Gulf states, like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Iran Allows Visa-Free Entry To 33 Countries
As reported by the Iranian Student News Agency on Thursday, December 14, it was mentioned that Iran has finally lifted visa requirements for 33 countries. This includes Gulf states like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE. In fact, people from India are also included on this exclusive list. It’s also worth noting that countries like Lebanon, Tunisia, Qatar, and other Central Asian, African, and Muslim countries have also been given this visa exemption.
Iran Umrah Pilgrims Allowed After 8 Years
At this point, it should be mentioned that this will increase the number of countries allowed visa-free entries to 45. As such, it’s also another move between the thawing of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. In case you aren’t aware, this development comes after recently the nation finally allowed Iranian pilgrims to undertake Umrah in the kingdom. This resumed after it had been closed for the last eight years and the regular travel for Umrah pilgrims from Iran will begin on December 19.
What Can You Do In Iran?
So, if you are also wondering about all that you can do in Iran, you are certainly going to be in for a treat. Famous for its art, literature, poetry, cuisine, and architecture, this nation has some pretty fantastic things to offer to travellers. Take a look at some of the best things to do in Iran –
- Visit the historic Persepolis
- Take in the beauty of Golestan Palace
- Explore the regal Naqsh-e Jahan Square
- Take in the serenity of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
- Bask in the glory of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Besides visiting these highly popular attractions, there are pretty cool and unusual things to do in Iran as well. Some of the include –
- Go trekking along the Badab-e Surt
- Marvel at the ancient structures of Yakhchāls in Meybod, Iran
- Visit the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence in Yazd
- Learn about ancient plumbing system at Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Shooshtar
Doesn’t it all sound fantastic? Well, this development is indeed great news for travellers hailing from the nations that are now allowed entry into the country visa-free. So, go ahead and treat yourself to a blissful holiday in this culturally rich country soon!
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