Iran offers visas to arriving tourists at its airports

Head of Iran’s Organization of Cultural Heritage, handicrafts and Tourism said the country will issues 30-day visas for its visitors from 190 countries upon arrival at Iranian airports.

The scheme, called “Airport Visa”, is aimed at boosting Iran’s tourism industry, Masoud Soltanifar said, adding that the period can be extended by further 15 days.

He said the scheme will be fully operational by the end of the 2016 with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Soltanifar said Iran has set up information and tourism centers in 40 countries across the world.

The country already has 130 four or five star hotels which must be increase to 400 within a decade.