November 23, 2020 | tourism

Iraq to re-issue entry visas for tourists to bolster coronavirus-hit economy

Iraq is looking at ways of bringing foreign investment into the country

DUBAI: Iraq will begin facilitating entry visas for foreigners in a push to bolster its economy weakened after months of a border lockdown due to the coronavirus global pandemic.

Authorities will begin procedures to grant foreigners entry visas so they can visit touristic, religious and heritage sites, the state news agency INA reported on Saturday.

“After the coronavirus crisis has cleared up, Iraq needs to build new bridges to communicate with various countries of the world,” a statement from the presidential office said.

Along with revitalizing the tourism and cultural sectors in the country, the presidential office looked at ways of bringing foreign investment into the country in a meeting with the Director General of Civil Status, Passports and Residence.

“Iraqi cities, social life and multiple activities” provide opportunities for economic, commercial and investment cooperation, the statement read.


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