An analysis of Passport Index indicates that the easy visa regulations for visiting the Islamic Republic of Iran have made it one of the most welcoming countries in the world.
The ease with which a person can travel to another country depends on their passport. Some countries are more forthcoming in letting visitors in than others.
For instance, anyone with a passport can visit Cambodia, which offers visas or visas on arrival to all.
Travelling to Turkmenistan, on the other hand, will prove to be quite difficult for most. All passport holders need to apply for a visa before making a trip.
The Passport Index – Welcoming Countries Rank 2017 explores how welcoming each nation is, based on the number of countries they accept visa-free or with a visa on arrival.
Below is a map provided by Al Jazeera showing which countries are least and most welcoming of foreign visitors.
In this map, Iran is shown as one of the most welcoming states in the world: