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Oman announces visa-free entry for travellers from over 100 countries

The initiative has been introduced to boost tourism in Oman

by Staff Reporter
Oman announces visa-free entry for travellers from over 100 countries

Oman has announced that it will be granting visa-free entry for a maximum of 14 days to tourists coming from more than 100 countries.

This initiative has been introduced to boost tourism in Oman, a country renowned for its exceptional natural beauty, significant history, and distinctive culture. The intention is to attract more visitors to the country.

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has released a comprehensive list of countries whose citizens qualify for this new visa policy.

Here’s the list of countries eligible for the visa-free entry policy in Oman:

Visa-free entry to Oman

  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Italy
  • Bulgaria
  • Switzerland
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Serbia
  • Georgia
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Belgium
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Finland
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Cyprus
  • Ukraine
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • Austria
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Venezuela
  • Colombia
  • Uruguay
  • Paraguay
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • South Africa
  • Russia
  • China
  • United States of America
  • Turkey
  • South Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Iran
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Taiwan
  • Canada
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore

In addition, Indian tourists who hold an entry visa from the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Schengen countries, Japan, or possess a resident permit from any of the GCC countries and work in an approved profession specified by the Oman government can apply for a visa on arrival.

Oman Tourist Destinations

Apart from providing visa-free entry and visa-on-arrival facilities, Oman is also actively enhancing its infrastructure and creating new tourism destinations, including luxury resorts, museums, and historical sites.

Oman’s endeavors in the tourism sector have been acknowledged by multiple international organizations, which have designated Oman as one of the leading tourist destinations in the Middle East and North Africa region.

According to a representative from the ROP, visitors from 103 countries can now extend their visa-free stay in Oman beyond the initial 14 days, subject to payment of an extension fee.

Once the designated period has elapsed, travellers from these countries are required to submit an online application for an e-visa, which costs OMR20 and grants a 30-day stay in Oman.

In addition, these visitors may also apply for a one-year multi-entry visa, provided that their stay in Oman during each visit does not exceed one month and they fulfill certain conditions.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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