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The first group of French tourists arrived in Iran

ISNA / According to the latest news, the first group of French tourists arrived in Iran.

The ban on issuing Iranian tourist visas, which had been in place since the beginning of 1399 due to the Corona virus epidemic, was officially lifted by the President on November 26, following which foreign tourists travel to Iran after about a year and a half. The stop was resumed. Public Relations The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts had announced the visit of the first group of Russian tourists to Iran, and now announced the arrival of the first group of French tourists in the country.

These tourists have entered our country with the planning of a private company and are supposed to stay in Iran for 15 days and travel to the cities of Tehran, Hamedan, Kermanshah, Ahvaz, Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan.

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, at the same time as the resumption of the issuance of Iranian tourist visas and the opening of borders to foreign tourists, has implemented instructions on how foreign tourists are present in Corona so that these trips are safe and in full compliance with the protocol. To be done hygienically.

According to this instruction, foreign tourists must have a full two-dose vaccine card and a negative PCR test certificate 96 hours before the flight when traveling to Iran.

According to Iranian tour operators, the travel of European tourists, especially the French, had come to a halt after the events of November 2017 and the crash of a Ukrainian plane and the assassination of Sardar Qassem Soleimani. On the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reminding of those incidents, the citizens of this country were advised to refrain from traveling to Iran. Also, due to tensions in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, French citizens were asked to refrain from traveling and gathering in accident hotspots and border areas. These recommendations were last updated in April 2021 on the French Foreign Ministry website. The French government also called on its citizens to pay attention to the travel regulations in Europe and Iran, referring to the continuing epidemic of the coronavirus in Iran in a recommendation updated on October 24, 2021. It was said on the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs that if you do not use the mask in Iran, you will be fined 50,000 Tomans and if you do not have a negative PCR test, you will be fined 200,000 Tomans. There is also a description of the map of Iran, which shows the status of corona, traffic and activities based on four colors.

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