Oman announces 14-day visa-free travel for tourists

According to the local media in Muscat, the inhabitants of 103 countries can now enter Oman without a visa for up to 14 days.

A list of nations whose citizens are qualified for this new policy has been made public by the Royal Oman Police (ROP).

The countries included for Oman visa free Entryare:

  • 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

Yet some Indian visitors can also get a visa on arrival if they have a visa for admission to the US, Canada, the UK, the Schengen nations, or Japan, or if they have a residency permit in one of the Gulf states and engage in a line of business recognised by the Omani government.

According to media reports, visitors from 103 countries can now choose to prolong their visa-free stay in Oman for a period longer than 14 days. But there is a price associated with the extension.

After the stipulated period, travellers from these countries must apply online for an e-Visa at a fee of 20 Omani Riyals (Rs 4,280) for one month.

The move is intended to attract more visitors to Oman.

To diversify its economy and lessen reliance on oil earnings, this nation has worked hard in recent years to grow its tourism sector.

According to the National Statistics and Information Center’s report, 2.9 million more visitors visited the Sultanate of Oman in 2022 than in 2021, a 348 per cent increase.

Along with an increase in festive events across the governorates, which were jointly organised by Amran and the governorate administrations, Oman has also seen a rise in domestic tourism.


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