The Iranian ambassador in Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi, confirmed on Monday, that the visa exemption with Iraq will currently be limited to air travel, indicating that the decision may include land travel after the end of Corona pandemic.
The official Iranian news agency (IRNA) quoted a statement to Masjedi, which was followed by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "according to the joint meetings held between Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and our country's officials, Iranian travelers who travel to Iraq by air only, will not need to obtain entry visas."
He added, "This decision will be implemented after the completion of the Arbaeen rituals of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him)."
He pointed out, "exemptions from visas for travel to Iraq will currently be limited to air travel, but they may extend to land travel after managing the Corona crisis and the decline of the epidemic."
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi confirmed yesterday Sunday, during an expanded meeting with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ibrahim Raisi that Iraq intends to cancel obtaining entry visas for Iranians at airports after the Arbaeen."
It is worth mentioning that Al-Kadhimi concluded today, Monday, his visit to Iran, in which he met with senior officials, including President Ibrahim Raisi, where the overall bilateral files and relations between both countries were discussed.