good news iran: Iran visa now open to tourists – What are the requirements during Covid?
Along with the improvement of the post-coronavirus situation in Iran and the increase in the number of vaccinations, Iran is taking new measures to revitalize the tourism industry. Following a 19-month suspension of issuing tourist visas at land and air borders, Iran has once again opened its borders to foreign tourists since October 23.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has announced that travel restrictions to Iran have been finally lifted for all nationalities and now tourists can request Iran visa for entering the country. This decision was made after a notable drop in the number of deaths caused by Corona in Iran, thanks to the government’s extensive vaccination program.
The committee of Iran’s anti-Coronavirus taskforce also clarified that “this regulation will not include direct and indirect travel from or to high-risk countries declared by the World Health Organization.” Moreover, if there is a change in the trend of corona outbreaks in neighboring countries, the Ministry of Health of Iran will decide to reinforce the restrictions.
The Ministry of Roads and Urban Development is also required to make the necessary arrangements with the Ministry of Tourism to install educational placards and banners in order to issue the necessary permits for the movement of all public and private vehicles across the borders in accordance with the health protocols of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
At the border points (especially the land border), use of masks and respecting the laws related to the corona in the country is obligatory. Furthermore, the government facilitates the conditions for the return of tourists who have become infected during their stay in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in case they don’t have the possibility of realizing 14 days quarantine.
It is also in charge of informing tourists about quarantine centers for travelers entering the air borders through airlines and travel agencies. It also provides adequate spaces for passengers and tourists with symptoms at the land borders to coordinate their return. There will also be temporary quarantine spaces at airports, as well as transfer to designated quarantine centers.
How can I request an Iran tourist visa?
If you have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, you can email your trip documents to SURFIRAN tours, including a copy of the first page of your passport and one passport photo. This will cost 20.00 euros which you can pay online.
So, if you are interested in applying for an Iranian visa and discovering the beauties of this country, but don’t know where and how to start, contact the SURFIRAN Visa Department or visit the link below to know more about the required documents and the administrative procedures.
Apply for Iran visa online: https://surfiran.com/iran-tourist-visa/
What are the requirements for requesting an Iran tourist visa?
The first and the most important document for travelers to provide would be the proof of receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, taken before boarding their flight, as well as evidence of a hotel booking. Travelers can also provide a PCR test declaring that the result is negative. The test for people above 12 years old must have been taken up to 96 hours prior to the flight.
It is also mandatory for tourists to fill a self-declaration medical form prior to their entry to Iran. They also have to acquire travel insurance which covers all coronavirus medical expenses.
Lastly, if a traveler’s PCR test result proves positive during their stay in the country, they are required to quarantine themselves in designated accommodations until their test results are negative. The test for travelers older than 12 years old must have been taken up to 96 hours before their flight.
Necessary documents for Iran tourist Visa Application
• Proof of 2 doses vaccination, OR a PCR test with negative result realized within 96 hours prior to trip.
• Photo of traveler’s Passport.
• Travel health insurance with coronavirus medical expenses coverage.
• Document of proof of residency during the stay in Iran.
• Passport Photo
I have not been vaccinated; can I travel to Iran?
Yes, in this case you need proof a PCR test with negative result realized within 96 hours prior to trip.
Where can I get an Iran tourist visa?
If you have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or proof a PCR test with negative result realized within 96 hours prior to trip, you can apply for Iran tourist visa online.
To get an Iranian visa code, all you have to do is go to the SURFIRAN visa and request for visa authorization code. It takes 3 to 5 days to get your visa approval code.
You can apply for an Iran visa online: https://surfiran.com/iran-tourist-visa/