Tehran (IP)- The Head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan said that he will visit Russia middle of this month to finalize the wavering of Visa between Iran and Russia.

 

Iran Press/Iran news: The 8th meeting of the Private Sector Tourism Policy Council was held in the presence of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan.

Speaking at the meeting, Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said about the coronavirus and its impact on the tourism industry, saying, "One of the topics that needs to be addressed during the coronavirus outbreak is planning for smart travel."

"One of the solutions that can help us in the field of tourism during the Coronavirus outbreak is the issue of smart travel or responsible travel," he added.

“The tourism ministry has no authority over people’s plans for travels and we cannot tell people to travel or not to do so. Many people travel on their own without using the capacity of tours, which can have its own impacts over the virus spread but if trips are carried out through tours and in official accommodation centers following all health protocols, they would definitely be safer with lower risks,” Mounesan said.

"The process of attracting foreign tourists and experiencing visa waivers with China and Oman was a positive and good experience," Mounesan said in another part of his speech.

"Currently, some countries have started attracting foreign tourists and letting foreign trips being made. We can also start attracting foreign tourists again by considering the instructions from the Ministry of Health and observing the health protocols," he said.

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