Negative PCR test or proof of vaccination compulsory for hotel accommodation

TEHRAN – A COVID-19 test or negative vaccination certificate is required for travelers who wish to stay in accommodation facilities, including hotels, motels, guest houses and eco-lodge units, a announced the head of the Association of Iranian Hoteliers.

All employees at the mentioned facilities must also be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and those who are not vaccinated may lose their jobs, Jamshid Hamzehzadeh said, ISNA reported.

The centers are inspected regularly and are not allowed to operate if they are unable to comply with rules and protocols, the official added.

In October, the official announced that Iranian hotels were ready to receive foreign tourists, following strict health protocols.

To facilitate the travel process, individual foreign tourists could confirm reservations from accommodation centers at the border, he noted.

The destinations of foreign tourists in Iran are too specific cities such as Mashhad, Qom, Tabriz, Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan, and to return to the figure of more than eight million inbound tourists before the coronavirus outbreak, serious planning is needed. necessary, he mentioned.

In early October, the official noted that Iranian hotels had lost 202 trillion rials (approximately $ 4.8 billion at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials to the dollar) in potential revenue due to the COVID pandemic. 19.

Two-thirds of hotel staff have also lost their jobs, he added.

In September, Hamzehzadeh announced that all workers in shelters across Iran were to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“To vaccinate the staff of all accommodation centers, including eco-lodges, aparthotels and guest houses, as well as hotels, greater coordination with the Ministry of Health is necessary,” he added.

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