Leaving the entry file of Iranians heading to religious shrines in the cities of Najaf, Karbala, Baghdad and Samarra unfettered and chaotically managed by Iranian companies inside Iraq to set hotel and restaurant prices and transportation wages in low amounts negatively affected the tourism sector and made its profits nil.
According to the statistics of the Iraqi Ministry of Planning in August of the year 2021, the Iranian visitor spends during his visit on sleeping and eating during the important “Arbaeen” visit for Shiites in Iraq and the world, which lasts for several days, about 56 thousand dinars (about 38 dollars).
Al-Sadr cited the Saudi experience, which he considered successful in dealing with pilgrims and Umrah pilgrims, and the possibility of benefiting from it in Iraq to make religious tourism more organized, especially the “Forty” visit, in which Shiite Muslims from all over the world go to Iraq to visit the shrine of Imam Hussein bin Ali bin Abi Talib, the third imam. Shia.
The Iraqi cleric called on the Iranian guests to "enter a high-level organization, with an official permission and passport, and to respect the specialized authorities, the security forces, the applicable laws and respect the host country."
Al-Sadr stressed that Iraq is not obligated to bring in pilgrims beyond its capacity. He called on visitors to "commit to health prevention and hygiene in clothing, food, and housing." He also called on the security forces to control checkpoints alone without interference from the "Popular Mobilization" or "Saraya", or other armed factions.