Oman eases visa rules for tourists from 25 countries

Citizens from the selected countries will no longer need a sponsor if they meet certain conditions



Oman has loosened entry requirements for the citizens of 25 countries to boost tourism.

The changes follow a similar lifting of restrictions for Russian, Indian and Chinese passport holders earlier this month.

Read: Oman relaxes visa rules for tourists from Russia, India, China

Citizens from the selected countries will be able to come to Oman on a non-sponsored e-visa provided they have a valid residence or tourist visa for the US, Canada, Australia, the UK or European Union countries at the time of the application.

Applicants must also have a passport valid for six months, a return flight ticket and a confirmed hotel reservation in Oman.

The spouse and children of an applicant who meets the criteria will also be granted visas.

The entry fee is the now standard OMR20 ($52) for a one-month tourist visa after the price was quadrupled earlier this year.

Read: Oman quadruples cost of tourist visas

“The concerned authority has the right to disallow the entry of any citizen of these countries who meet the conditions of obtaining this visa if required for the public interest,” Royal Oman Police added.

The list:
Azerbaijan
Armenia
Albania
Uzbekistan
Iran
Panama
Bhutan
Bosnia
Peru
Belarus
Turkmenistan
The Maldives
Georgia, Honduras
Salvador
Tajikistan
Guatemala
Vietnam
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Cuba
Costa Rica
Laos
Mexico
Nicaragua

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