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Senior cleric urges abolishing mandatory hijab for foreign tourists
A senior Iranian cleric demanded that mandatory hijab laws for foreign tourists who travel to Iran’s free trade zones be abolished.

Mohsen Gharavian, a teacher at a seminary in the holy city of Qom, said these tourists should be allowed to follow the laws of their own country when they visit Iran.

“Foreign tourists are not obliged to follow our religious rules. They can decide whether they want to wear hijab or not and there are no compulsory requirements for them,” he said, according to ILNA.

According to Iran’s laws, all Iranian women and foreign female tourists who visit the country have to observe the Islamic dress code.

Kish and Qeshm islands located in the Persian Gulf are the most important free trade zones in Iran.  

Iran issues entry visas for foreign visitors upon arrival in the free zones without the need for prior application. They are valid for two weeks and may be extended to six months.

 

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