Iran, Russia Visa-Free Group Travel Yet to Start: Report

Iran, Russia Visa-Free Group Travel Yet to Start: Report

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The mechanism of visa-free trips in groups between Iran and Russia has not been worked out, with tourists still traveling using visas, the vice president of the Russian Union of Tourism Industry told.

"The test mode has not been worked out yet. Tourists continue traveling using visas," Dmitry Gorin said.

Earlier, Russia’s Economic Development Ministry said that visa-free group travel between Russia and Iran resumed on August 1, 2023.

A respective agreement, which stipulates that citizens of the two countries may visit the other state without visas for tourist purposes in groups of up to 50 people for not more than 15 days, was concluded on July 1, 2021.

In March 2023, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said that the agreement on visa-free travel for tourism between Moscow and Tehran will start in 2023, with tour operators who can put tour groups together already agreed.

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