13 Apr 2024
Saturday 24 November 2018 - 12:27
Story Code : 327888

Iran waives visa-stamping rules in bid to boost tourism

AP Iranian media is reporting that the country has implemented a measure allowing officials to waive rules relating to stamping visas in foreigners passports.

The Thursday report by Seday-e Miras, a news website affiliated to the countrys tourism department, said the decision is aimed at increasing visits by tourists.

Since 2015, people that have traveled to Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen have faced restrictions when applying for visas to visit the United States.

In June, Former NATO chief Javier Solanas online application to enter the U.S. was rejected for having previously traveled to Iran.

Other countries, including Israel, have applied similar measures.
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