Chinese Tourists can now travel to Iran visa-free

mohamad eghbali

Hi! I am Mohamad Hosein, a graduate student of tourism management who loves reading and backpacking! I am especially interested in all the different ethnicities and cultures of Iran. Whenever I get the chance, I pack my backpack and head out to somewhere new. So far, I have been to some pretty off-the-beaten-track places in Iran. I try to share my stories and raise awareness about the lesser-known parts of Iran.

Chinese tourists enter Iran visa-free

Since July 2019, the Iranian government, working with the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran, has approved a proposal that allows Chinese tourists to enter Iran without a need for a visa.

Chief of the ICHTO, Ali Asghar Mounessan, mentioned that this decision will hopefully boost Iran’s tourism sector and will increase the revenues coming from this industry. He said that the goal of the ICHTO is to have at least two million tourists from China annually, which considering the increasing number of Chinese tourists throughout the world is a fairly manageable number for Iran.

Outbound tourism in China has been growing in the past several years and they have shown a tendency toward Iran. Chinese tourists love to visit Isfahan, Shiraz, Kashan, Yazd and the capital Tehran.

Last month, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, entailed to issue Iran visa stamp on a visa paper not on the passport. This move will, also, boost and encourage travelers to visit and explore Iran.

To explore our tours and activities around Iran, visit this page.

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