As part of the national initiative to bolster tourism, Oman’s Foreign Ministry recently announced a list of 103 nationalities who can avail of visa-free entry to the sultanate for 14 days.
The exemption is subject to certain requirements including a prior and confirmed hotel booking, health insurance, and a return ticket.
The process of obtaining a visa for visitors to the sultanate is managed by the Royal Oman Police (ROP).
Citizens of GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE) do not require visas to enter Oman.
Some of the countries whose citizens can enter Oman visa-free for 14 days according to the ministry are Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Georgia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Belgium, Romania, Finland, Cyprus, Ukraine, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria, Ireland, UK, Russia, China, US, Turkey, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore.
Here’s the full list of countries that enjoy this facility.
Indian citizens, who are GCC residents or have entry visas for the US, Canada, the UK, Schengen countries, and Japan, can also avail of visa-free entry.
This rule also applies to citizens of countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Albania, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Vietnam, Bhutan, Guatemala, Belarus, Cuba, Panama, Peru, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Egypt.
Extending your stay
Tourists from all 103 countries can apply to have their 14-day visa extended to one month for a fee of OMR20.
Citizens of other nationalities can learn more about their options via the ROP’s eVisa website.
This website offers guidelines, including video guides, on the process of applying online for the appropriate visa to enter the sultanate.
News Source: Gulf Business