Iran is planning to increase air and sea journey whereas stress-free visa guidelines to host a whole bunch of hundreds of World Cup followers.
Tehran, Iran – Iran has reached a collection of agreements with Qatar because it mobilises plans to host followers of the lads’s soccer World Cup that will probably be held in its neighbouring nation later this 12 months.
The Qatari transport minister, Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti, was hosted by Iran’s roads minister Rostam Ghasemi throughout a two-day go to to the resort island of Kish, which culminated within the signing of agreements on Monday, together with for operations to hyperlink the Doha Flight Info Area (FIR) with the Tehran FIR.
The 2 international locations additionally agreed to extend the variety of flights between them, in keeping with state media.
The elevated cooperation is supposed to facilitate followers’ keep on Kish island, which is a 40-minute flight or a six-hour boat journey away from Doha, along with boosting boat routes and flights that will take followers backwards and forwards at common intervals.
Al-Sulaiti additionally met Saeed Mohammad, the top of the Group of Free Commerce-Industrial Zones of Iran.
Cooperation on the World Cup was the topic of one among 14 agreements Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi and Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani signed in late February in Doha. The 2 leaders additionally mentioned Monday’s agreements in a cellphone name final week.
Whereas Kish is the principle focus, Iranian authorities additionally hope to have the ability to utilise different islands and cities of the southern Hormozgan Province to welcome followers.
In addition they want to doubtlessly prolong among the measures past the World Cup, which begins in November, with a view to increase tourism and journey ties between the 2 international locations, however the particulars are nonetheless unclear.
Ghasemi stated he anticipated a whole bunch of hundreds of World Cup followers to remain in Iran.
“We are actually planning to create the grounds for international followers and vacationers to journey to Iran throughout their leisure occasions to go to our nation’s points of interest as properly,” the Iranian roads minister stated.
Stays in Iran will possible be less expensive for international guests than these in Qatar, partially due to the battering the Iranian rial has taken attributable to sanctions imposed by the USA in recent times.
Iranian authorities hope followers staying on Kish and travelling backwards and forwards through the World Cup may gain advantage the nation’s tourism sector, which has been considerably affected in recent times by the mixed results of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sanctions.
Mohammad Mohammadi, the top of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation, stated there are actually 72 flights between Iran and Qatar every day. That quantity, he stated, may very well be boosted to 100 flights per day.
Mohammadi additionally stated Iran may facilitate cargo switch between the 2 international locations through the World Cup interval.
Iran can also be attempting to make use of new cruise ships to facilitate sea journey to Qatar. Deputy Roads Minister Ali Akbar Safaei promised a number of new cruise strains will probably be activated by Eid al-Fitr in Might.
To encourage and facilitate extra journey, Iran can also be anticipated to waive visas required for incoming guests from Qatar.
Leila Azhdari, who heads the international tourism division on the Iranian tourism ministry, stated the international ministry had agreed to waive visas for journey from Qatar for 2 months through the World Cup, which can finish on December 18.
Guests, she stated, can apply without cost single or multiple-entry passes for 20-day stays throughout these two months, the precise dates of which will probably be introduced later.