Iran Parliament Approves Departure Tax Hike

The parliament has approved a rise in departure tax for non-religious travel but it is up to the government to determine the tax rate
Iran Parliament Approves Departure Tax Hike
Iran Parliament Approves Departure Tax Hike
The levy will remain the same for pilgrimage while travelers to Iraq on the occasion of Arbaeen will be exempt

The Iranian Parliament has approved the government's proposal to increase departure tax in the next Iranian year (starting March 21), albeit with the exception of pilgrimage. 
According to Ali Asghar Yousefnejad, the spokesman of Majlis Joint Commission, the tax for religious trips, which is currently 375,000 rials ($8) for air travel and 125,000 rials ($3) for road travel, will remain the same.
Besides, pilgrims to the Iraqi city of Karbala on the occasion of Arbaeen, the 40th-day anniversary after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), will be exempt from the payment.


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