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Iran joins list of countries offering visa-free entry to Indians

Iran has joined the growing list of countries offering visa-free entry to Indian passport holders. Recently, many countries including Indonesia and Malaysia joined the list.

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With Iran’s inclusion, the count of nations offering visa-free access to Indians has risen to 26.

List of countries offering visa-free entry to Indians

In addition to Iran, countries that recently granted visa-free entry to Indian citizens include Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Currently, a total of 26 countries provide visa-free entry to Indian nationals. They are

Countries Stay duration (in days)
Angola 30
Barbados 90
Bhutan 14
Dominica 180
El Salvador 90
Fiji 120
Gabon 30
Gambia 90
Grenada 90
Haiti 90
Iran Visa-free
Jamaica Visa-free
Kazakhstan 14
Macao 30
Malaysia 90
Mauritius 90
Micronesia 30
Nepal Visa-free
Palestinian Territories Visa-free
Saint Kitts and Nevis 90
Senegal 90
Sri Lanka 30
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 90
Thailand 30
Trinidad and Tobago 90
Vanuatu 90

Why did Iran join the list?

Iran’s decision to waive visa requirements for Indian travelers aims to increase tourism. Apart from India, it offers visa-free travel to citizens of 32 countries.

The following countries are the latest additions to the list offering visa-free travel to Iran:

  1. Russia
  2. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  3. Bahrain
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. Qatar
  6. Kuwait
  7. Lebanon
  8. Uzbekistan
  9. Kyrgyzstan
  10. Tajikistan
  11. Tunisia
  12. Mauritania
  13. Tanzania
  14. Zimbabwe
  15. Mauritius
  16. Seychelles
  17. Indonesia
  18. Darussalam
  19. Japan
  20. Singapore
  21. Cambodia
  22. Malaysia
  23. Vietnam
  24. Brazil
  25. Peru
  26. Cuba
  27. Mexico
  28. Venezuela
  29. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  30. Serbia
  31. Croatia and
  32. Belarus

According to the Ministry of Tourism, the top five destination countries for Indian nationals’ departures in 2022 were the UAE, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Singapore, and Thailand.

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