Posted by: eureka | May 19, 2008

Visa-free Iran Trip for D8 Citizens

Iranian authorities lifted the need for visa for citizens of Developing 8 Countries Organization who want to visit Iran for tourism stays.


Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei, Vice President in charge of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), announced Iran has lifted the need for visa for 15-day stays in the country for D-8 citizens.


“Passengers of eight developing Islamic countries can obtain their visa on arrival for tourist stays, provided they are holding valid travel documents,” Mashaei said.


“In order to ease tourists’ travel to Iran, the program offers visa-free travels but seeks passenger passport and data,” he added.


He called on other member states of the group to ease the condition for the Islamic nations’ tour.


The tourism ministers of the D-8 group of coutries, comprising Iran, Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria and Turkey, discussed ecotourism, infrastructure and investment in tourism industry in a 4-day meeting from May 12 to 16 in Tehran.


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