TEHRAN (Iran News) – Raisi Calls for Accelerating General Vaccination to Boost Tourism. President-elect Hojjatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raisi s called for accelerating the general vaccination of the population against the Covid-19 in Iran, adding that vaccination will result in a boom in tourism in the country.
President-elect Raisi made the comments in a meeting with the Minister of Tourism Al Akbar Mounesan on Monday.
During the meeting, Mounesan congratulated Ayatollah Raeisi on his victory in the June 18 presidential elections in Iran and wished success to the president-elect and his future administration.
The minister also presented a report on the latest status of the plans and actions of the ministry during his tenure.
The president-elect, for his part, expressed his appreciation to Mounesan for his congratulatory message and his report on the performance of the Tourism Ministry and noted that Iran has a lot of tourism attractions and natural beauties which could boost the tourism industry in the country.
He added that tourism can create jobs for a lot of people and stressed that “It is necessary to support people in this field more effectively.”
Raisi further pointed to the rich Iranian cultural background and said that paying more attention to national culture and the tourism potentialities that exist in Iran will generate more income for the people in rural and urban areas.
The President-elect stressed that the acceleration of general vaccination against coronavirus could lay the ground for a boom in tourism activities.
Earlier yesterday, deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri said that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran hosted over 26,000 health tourists in the first quarter of the current year.
He said by the rise in the number of vaccination and containing the virus, the country can host more foreign tourists and it will boost the national earning.
Teymouri went on to say that Iran can launch vaccine tourism when its COVID-19 production reaches the mass production.
He added that the group tourist visa to Russia is not currently issued due to the spike in the number of COVID-infected in Russia.