Azerbaijan, Baku, 2 January / Trend ,T. Jafarov /
Iran starts to introduce visa-free regime with Azerbaijan on February 1, Head of the press service of the Iranian Embassy Abbas Iskenderi told Trend .
"Since the beginning of activities commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Islamic revolution on the 12th day of the month Behmen (February 1), Iran will introduce visa-free regime for citizens of Azerbaijan", he said.
Earlier Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohammad Bagir Behrami said that any Azerbaijani citizen can travel to Iran without a visa and stay for one month.
"Any Azerbaijani citizen can travel to Iran without a visa and stay for one month. If he wishes to stay longer, he will need to return Azerbaijan and then travel again to Iran," Bahrami said.
If all goes according to plan, Iran may prolong the period to three months, he said.
About 35,000 people traveled to Iran in the past nine months.
"Despite the abolition of the visa regime, hepatitis and AIDS test will be taken from travelers. These procedures may also be simplified," Bahrami said.
The ambassador expressed hope that the Azerbaijani side will take a similar step.