The move is
aimed at promoting tourism with the numbers of foreign visitors having recently
increased by over 12 percent .
The boost in
tourists appears to have been triggered by the signing of a nuclear deal
between Tehran and the Group 5+ (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and
Germany) which came into force in January.
The seven other
countries are thought to include Pakistan Canada Somalia Bangladesh Iraq Jordon
Afghanistan but the list is yet to be confirmed.