Iran implements visa-on-arrival initiative

Nationalities from more than 80 countries can now travel to Iran without visa and obtain for their visa at the airport on arrival.

GAPA Tour Company is present at ITB Asia, offering customers a free visa application service along with free insurance and daily mineral water, explaining that “you pay just your immigration fee and can enjoy our professional service”.

Indeed, with the immigration and visa section normally crowded at the airport, resulting in passengers having to spend a long time to obtain their visa “in situ”, the country’s tourism ministry suggests visitors ask local travel agents and tour operators to apply for their visa before departure.

Travel agents are thus able to apply for visas on behalf of their customers, following which the customer is given an authorisation code. When arriving at the airport, passengers thus simply show their authorisation code to receive their visa.


Photo: Imam Khomeini Airport