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Updated December 2023

Iran’s mesmerizing blend of ancient history, vibrant traditions, and breathtaking landscapes beckons travellers worldwide. The country presents itself as a treasure trove for daring travellers, from the colourful bazaars of Tehran to the peaceful beauty of Isfahan’s mosques. Travellers from several countries can now explore the wonders of Iran without the hassle of visa applications with the visa waiver program.

In this article, Wego has compiled a complete list of countries included in Iran’s visa waiver program.

Iran visa-free countries list 2023

Iran has recently expanded its visa waiver program by incorporating 33 new countries. This decision aims to boost the country’s tourism sector, leveraging its rich cultural heritage, historical sites, and diverse landscapes.

Provided below is the list of the visa-free countries, which already include the new additional countries:

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  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Lebanon
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation (in group visit)
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Syria
  • Vietnam


  • Egypt
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Zimbabwe.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Serbia

South America

  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Peru
  • Seychelles
  • Venezuela

North America

  • Cuba
  • Mexico

Please note that for visitors from all the countries mentioned above, a passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from the arrival date is required.


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