Afghanistan urges Iran to lift visa restrictions in pandemic era

Afghanistan urges Iran to lift visa restrictions in pandemic era
# 04 May 2020 18:17 (UTC +04:00)

Afghan Ministry of Immigration has called on Iran to lift visa restrictions in the pandemic era to stop illegal travel to Iran of the Afghan citizens, APA reports citing IRNA.

A statement by the Afghan Ministry of Immigration, which was released on Sunday expressed concern about report of deaths of Afghan nationals in the current of cross-border illegal trip to Iran.

Iran cites the emergency occasion of the pandemic era for visa refusal in line with the health protocols.

The Afghan Ministry said that it expects the Iranian diplomatic officials to remove all causes of illegal cross-border trips.

The statement further noted that Iran and Afghanistan should create a practical solution to prevent the illegal travel of Afghan citizens across the border between the two countries.

The statement was issued at a time when Iran declared start of consular services to Afghans several weeks ago, noting that consular services and visa issuance via air will be resumed.

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