The spokesman of Iran’s government says that the visit of foreign tourists to the country is to be eased based on an order by President Hassan Rouhani.
Ali Rabiei said on Wednesday that based on the decree, the passports of foreign tourists will not be stamped upon their arrival in any of the country’s airports.
Rabiei, who was speaking on the sidelines of the government’s weekly session, underlined that “as the United States may put pressure and impose sanctions on these people according to the economic terrorist plans it pursues, the president ordered that the tourists’ visits are not registered in their passports.”
The government spokesman said this could bring more tourists to Iran, and people can travel to Iran without any fear. Rabiei underlined that the arrangements would soon be made at all airports.
In recent months, Iranian officials have increased efforts to boost the tourism sector to increase foreign currency revenues and create jobs.
The decline in the national currency’s value last year has meant that travelling to and shopping in Iran has become even cheaper for foreign nationals.