(Persia Digest) – The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization announced: “Tourists are no longer required to go to Iranian embassies for visas. They can apply online and travel to Iran once their application has been reviewed.”

Ali-Asghar Munesan continued: “Iran’s tourist attractions make it one of the top ten countries in the industry. We have a country rich in history, natural attractions, and intangible heritage. We can use these to promote our country up the tourism ladder.”

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He added: “The number of our four and five star hotels has reached 158 now. The increasing trend will continue to 280 until the end of this government.”

Persia Digest reports that 190 nationalities can presently receive visas on arrival at Iran’s international airports. This is a 30-day visa which is renewable for another fortnight.

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