The car traffic of Iraqi nationals turns AFZ into a tourist hub

The AFZ’S CEO considered the car traffic of two neighboring regions, Khuzestan and Basra, as a major development in tourism.
Ali Zarei, Chairman of the Board and CEO of AFZ, pointed out the cooperation between the tourism ministers of Iran and Iraq in order to benefit the citizens of the two countries from easy, simple and cheap transportation and said: Today, the governments turn to have micro and macro relations with the regions. This has caused positive consequences in the social, cultural and economic fields on the mentioned areas.
He pointed to the symbolic entry of the first Iraqi car from Shalamcheh border, which is the result of an agreement between Iranian officials and Iraqi authorities, and said: “From the fifth of October, parallel to the World Tourism Day and the anniversary of the defeat of Hasr Abadan, the entry of Iraqi cars started into AFZ in form of a permit” Carne de Passage” and exemption from payment of related tolls. This license is granted to countries that are members of this convention, and Iraq also joined the group of 54 countries.
Zarei added: Iraqi applicants should refer to the custodian institutions in their country and carry out the method of transferring their cars, and the process of crossing the border is done in the least possible time and at the least cost. If they have an international number plate, these cars can enter the country without hindrance, but if not, the foreigners should go to the Khorramshahr traffic department to install a temporary license plate. The duration of these licenses is 5 months, and there is no limit on the fuel, and foreigners can refuel by using the fuel card.
The AFZ’s CEO said: This organization has taken the government’s decisions regarding the re-entry of Iraqi cars in AFZ as a good omen, and AFZ’s support for transferring of foreign cars in the region will not negate the support of small businesses. And We will guarantee the activities that lead to income generation and livelihood of citizens through foreigners’ transportation.