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Countries that require a Visa for Oman

Are you thinking of taking a trip to Oman? If treks on camels, camping in the vast desert, and driving safaris appeal to you, then Oman is the perfect holiday destination. Oman gives you a truly Arabic experience with plantations of frankincense, souks (marketplaces) representing long-gone worlds, modern cities, luxury hotels, and beautiful beaches. There is something for everyone who visits Oman.
Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is different from its neighbouring countries because of its complex history of interaction with the rest of the world. Omani traders once ruled the Arabian, travelling out of the ports of Muscat and Salalah to establish trading relationships with the Portuguese empire in Africa by establishing trading outposts as far as Mozambique and Zanzibar. They aligned with the British after slavery was abolished. This resulted in the conservative yet open Islamic society that is modern Oman. It is considered to be the most welcoming of all Arabic countries, helping tourists feel at home. Before you plan a trip to Oman, you should know about its visa requirements so that you are fully prepared.
“WHAT COUNTRIES DO DON’T REQUIRE A VISA FOR OMAN?”.
Any trip to Oman from another country requires applying for and obtaining a visa. Only six countries in the world are exempt from having to get a visa to enter Oman. Five of these countries are from the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC:
United Arab Emirates All residents of the United Arab Emirates, will not require a visa to enter into Oman. Foreign residents or expatriate residents of UAE may visit Oman with a special entry visa, valid for 4 weeks and extendable by one week. This only applies to residents from one of the professions listed here.
Qatar: All residents of Qatar, will not require a visa to enter Oman. Foreign residents or expatriate residents of Qatar may visit Oman with a special entry visa, valid for 4 weeks and extendable by one week. This only applies to residents from one of the professions listed here.
Kuwait: All residents of Kuwait, will not require a visa to enter Oman. Foreign residents or expatriate residents of Kuwait may visit Oman with a special entry visa, valid for 4 weeks and extendable by one week. This only applies to residents from one of the professions listed here.
New Zealand: Whilst people from GCC can stay in Oman indefinitely, people from New Zealand can stay up to three months. The only requirement for these tourists from these countries is a valid passport. The same rule of ‘no visa required’ also applies to people who have official and diplomatic passports from Russia and South Korea. These nationalities can also stay for up to three months in Oman. The rule also applies to people from a few other countries, who, if they have a valid visa or an entrance stamp of the Emirate of Dubai, can stay for another 21 days in Oman.
Saudi Arabia: All residents of Saudi Arabia, will not require a visa to enter Oman. Foreign residents or expatriate residents of Saudi may visit Oman with a special entry visa, valid for 4 weeks and extendable by one week. This only applies to residents from one of the professions listed here.
Bahrain: All residents of Bahrain, will not require a visa to enter Oman. Foreign residents or expatriate residents of Bahrain may visit Oman with a special entry visa, valid for 4 weeks and extendable by one week. This only applies to residents from one of the professions listed here.
“WHAT COUNTRIES REQUIRE A VISA FOR OMAN?”
People from all other countries, apart from the ones just mentioned, need a valid visa to be able to visit Oman. You need to apply for an Oman eVisa, and you will get your e-visa within 3-4 working days, provided that you meet all their eligibility requirements. The process of applying for an e-visa is done online. You do not need to go to a visa office in person. The visa requirements are quite simple. You will need to provide some information as well as some supporting documents to apply for an Oman visa. People from all countries, including Europe, Canada, UK, US, and Australia need a visa for entry to Oman.
However, you can apply for your visa in your entrance. Here are the requirements and the costs: You need at least 6 months valid passport to enter. There is two kinds of visas. 30 days visa that costs 20 OR (50$) and can be renewed for another 30 days and 72 hours visa that costs 5 OR (13$).
OMAN E-VISA: Oman has now introduced an electronic visa for tourists. This allows you to easily apply online without visiting a visa office or an embassy. As of March 21st, visitors to Oman are no longer able to apply for a visa on arrival and must now apply for an electronic visa prior to travelling to Oman.
Please note, only a citizen of the following 71 countries can apply for an eVisa.
ANDORRA ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA AUSTRIA BELGIUM BOLIVIA BRAZIL BRUNEI BULGARIA CANADA CHILE CHINA COLOMBIA CROATIA CYPRUS CZECH REPUBLIC DENMARK ECUADOR ESTONIA FINLAND FRANCE FRENCH GUIANA GERMANY GREECE HONG KONG HUNGARY ICELAND INDONESIA IRAN IRELAND ITALY JAPAN SOUTH KOREA LATVIA LEBANON LIECHTENSTEIN LITHUANIA LUXEMBOURG FYR MACEDONIA MALAYSIA MALTA MOLDOVA MONACO NETHERLANDS NEW ZEALAND NORWAY PARAGUAY POLAND PORTUGAL ROMANIA RUSSIAN FEDERATION SAN MARINO SERBIA SEYCHELLES SINGAPORE SLOVAK REPUBLIC SLOVENIA SOUTH AFRICA SPAIN SURINAME SWEDEN SWITZERLAND TAIWAN THAILAND TURKEY UKRAINE UNITED KINGDOM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA URUGUAY VATICAN CITY STATE VENEZUELA

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