Oman Visa-free entry: Clarification on the entry for Citizens of this 25 Countries into the Sultanate

Muscat: To Boost Tourism, Oman has announced earlier visa-free entry for the citizens of 103 countries, out of 103 countries, the citizens of 25 countries should hold a unified European visa “Schengen” or have visas or the residents of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom or Japan.

The controls also stipulated that nationals of 25 countries included in the exemption decision must be residents or have a valid entry visa for one of the following countries (the United States of America, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, the countries of the Schengen Agreement, Japan)

And the 25 countries are as follows : Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Morocco, India, Armenia, Panama, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkmenistan, Honduras, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Laos, Albania, Bhutan, Peru, Maldives, Salvador, Vietnam, Cuba. The controls emphasized that this facility does not allow a person to carry out any work within the Sultanate, nor does it allow him to apply for transfer to any of the types of visas followed by residency.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation received a new notification from the Royal Oman Police that includes an update on the controls for allowing the citizens of the 103 countries to enter the Sultanate, which includes notifying airlines about this facility, which comes as an encouragement to the tourism sector, and confirming that they must verify before giving the passenger a boarding pass as Nationals of the list of countries stipulated in the decision and has a confirmed hotel reservation, health insurance and a return ticket in addition to fulfilling a number of conditions,

The conditions are follows:

The visitor is required to hold a valid passport for a period of not less than 6 months, and a financial sum that enables him to bear the burdens of living during his stay in Sultanate.

The regulations for facilitating the entry of foreigners into the Sultanate without a visa indicated that a person will be allowed to stay in the Sultanate for a period of 10 days, which cannot be extended, and in the event of exceeding it, a fine of 10 riyals will be imposed for each day, and the controls indicated that if the stay period is not sufficient, the visitor can request one of the types of visas. In addition to the fact that the husband and children benefit from this facility, even if they are not nationals of the countries benefiting from the aforementioned facility, they always accompany him, and the new regulations indicate that foreigners residing in one of the GCC countries Those who have business or tourist visas can benefit from this facility if they are nationals of these countries.

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