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Iran, Armenia Waive Visa Regime

Iran, Armenia Waive Visa RegimeIran, Armenia Waive Visa Regime

Iran and Armenia have officially waived the visa regime, opening their borders to allow free travel between the neighboring countries. The visa-free regime, which went into effect on Saturday, is expected to boost travel between the two nations and help develop tourism. Officials have said the move will also help expand commercial and economic ties. At the time of writing, the news was only reported by the Armenian media. In June, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian signed an agreement to waive visa requirements for the citizens of both countries. The deal allows for stays of up to 90 days without obtaining a visa.