Hamedan Tourism’s Deputy Minister of the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of the Province, regarding the travel ban and the entry of travelers, said about the activity of tourism centers in the province:
“Recreation and Hamedan tourism centers, including monuments and museums, are allowed to operate in the coming days, and there is no ban on their activities,” he said.
He pointed out that during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, passengers will be banned from entering Hamedan, he said: Tourist and recreational places are active as before with full compliance with health protocols.
Khaksar emphasized: “As in the past, cultural heritage is subject to the provincial headquarters for countering Corona, and if a new notification is announced that Hamedan Tourism centers are not active, it will be announced and put on the agenda.”
During all the holidays and quarantines due to Corona, Hamedan was quarantined along with other cities in Iran. The number of patients with this disease was not due to the closure of the Hamedan Tourism completely.
The government should have taken more serious measures in quarantine. The travel ban was one of them, which unfortunately was not strictly observed.
In the end, the Deputy Minister of Hamedan Tourism pointed out that accommodation centers such as hotels, suites, and apartment hotels are as active as before and are no exception to this rule.
Hamedan, like other tourist cities in Iran such as Shiraz and Isfahan, has high tourism potential. There are many sights and historical places and the closure of all of them will cause great damage to the economy of Hamedan and consequently to the economy of the whole country.
The solution is not to block or prevent people from entering these sites and centers, but like other countries, Hamedan Tourism also should be kept open by observing health protocols such as mandatory masks and reducing entry capacity.