Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi hailed a recent move by Baghdad government to lift visa requirement for Iranian pilgrims visiting the neighboring Arab country to attend the Arba’een march, saying that Tehran will take similar measure for the Iraqi nationals in the near future.
China has slammed a decision by the United States to restrict visas for Chinese officials whom Washington says are involved in rights violations against Muslim minorities in the far-western region of Xinjiang, calling on the US to withdraw the measure.
Head of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture of Iran Gholam Hossein Shafeie said on Thursday that during President Hassan Rouhani's recent visit to Iraq, issuing visas for Iranian businessmen was lifted in an agreement.
US citizens traveling to Europe without a visa will be a thing of the past come 2021. The European Union announced on Friday that American travelers will need a new type of visa – a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS – to visit the European Schengen Area, CNN reported.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Affairs Hassan Ghashghavi said Iran was ready to completely remove visa requirements for arrival of all foreign nationals in the country in a reciprocal approach.