Iran Lifts Visa Rules for 28 Countries

To boost tourism, Iran has recently announced the removal of visa requirements for travelers from 33 countries.

The Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts, Ezzatollah Zarghami, confirmed this decision during a government meeting on Wednesday December 13, 2023

February 4, 2023 Update:

The Deputy of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the visa-free entry to Iran for citizens of 28 countries starting February 4, 2023.

Travelers from these nations can visit Iran without a visa, requiring only a valid passport. The Cabinet of Ministers’ policy allows these visitors to enjoy a stay of up to 15 days every six months.


  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Uzbekistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Brunei
  • India (Note: Visa-free entry for air travelers only)


  • Tunisia
  • Tanzania
  • Mauritania
  • Zimbabwe
  • Mauritius
  • Seychelles


  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Belarus

South America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Peru


  • Russian citizens have visa-free access if traveling in groups

Comprehensive List of Visa-Free Countries for Travel to Iran

CountryContinentVisa DurationNote
United Arab EmiratesAsia15 days
Saudi ArabiaAsia15 days
QatarAsia15 days
KuwaitAsia15 days
BahrainAsia15 days
IndiaAsia15 daysVisa exemption applies only for air travel.
JapanAsia15 days
IndonesiaAsia15 days
SingaporeAsia15 days
VietnamAsia15 days
CambodiaAsia15 days
UzbekistanAsia15 days
KyrgyzstanAsia15 days
BruneiAsia15 days
CroatiaEurope15 days
SerbiaEurope15 days
Bosnia and HerzegovinaEurope15 days
BelarusEurope15 days
TanzaniaAfrica15 days
MauritaniaAfrica15 days
ZimbabweAfrica15 days
MauritiusAfrica15 days
SeychellesAfrica15 days
TunisiaAfrica15 days
BrazilSouth America15 days
MexicoNorth America15 days
PeruSouth America15 days
CubaNorth America15 days
TurkeyAsia/Europe90 days
ArmeniaAsia90 days
AzerbaijanAsia14 days
BoliviaSouth America30 days
GeorgiaAsia/Europe45 days
MalaysiaAsia15 days
SyriaAsia90 days
VenezuelaSouth America15 days
RussiaEurope/Asia15 daysIn a tour group
List of visa-free countries for visiting Iran


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SURFIRAN Editorial Team

SURFIRAN is an Iranian tour operator and travel agency offering tour packages to those interested in Iran. It provides the tourists with services needed to travel to Iran, offers tours across the country, and assists the tourists in obtaining Iranian visas.

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