News ID: 269333
Published: 0154 GMT May 20, 2020

Minister: Tourism facilities must be ready for providing services

Minister: Tourism facilities must be ready for providing services

Iranian Tourism Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said all tourism facilities in “white” or “low-risk” areas in the country need to be fully prepared to provide services to tourists.

Mounesan added that all hotels, recreational centers and tourism attractions across the country had registered on the Ministry of Health and Medical Education website and received health regulations for resuming their activities, according to IRNA.

“It is almost one week that the ministry has begun field surveys and has visited the country’s provinces and their accommodation centers,” he said, adding that tourist facilities are being regularly monitored.

Currently, a significant part of Iranians’ domestic trips is being carried out for pilgrimage and religious purposes and it is predicted that the number of these trips will increase as we approach the Eid al-Fitr holidays, he highlighted.

Eid al-Fitr (May 24) marks the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

The Tourism Ministry announced all provinces are required to provide tourists with the best possible services in compliance with health protocols.

In coordination with the Iranian Hoteliers Association, all hotels have voiced their readiness to provide safe services.

According to Tasnim News Agency, Mounesan also announced on Tuesday that people in Iran can visit open-air places of recreation as well as hiking and mountaineering sites while observing the health protocols.

He said the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism places no more restrictions on those sites as long as visitors conform to health regulations, the Iranian government’s official website reported.

Mounesan also noted that he has asked the Interior Ministry to order the provincial officials, the police and security authorities to endorse the new decision and allow people to enjoy the ecotourism attractions and the open-air recreational centers, considering that the current situation in the country after the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent problems have mounted mental pressures on citizens.



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