Oman offers 10 days free admission to 103 nationalities
Oman offers 10 days free admission to 103 nationalities

Omani police said, on Wednesday, that it will exempt citizens of 103 different nationalities from the need for an entry visa for stays of up to ten days, in a move to support tourism and support its ailing economy.


The Royal Oman Police said on its Twitter account that visitors must have a confirmed hotel reservation, health insurance and a return ticket.

"Nationals of 103 provinces are exempt from entry visas to the Sultanate for a period of 10 days," she added.

The Sultanate of Oman said last week that it would resume granting tourist visas to people visiting on trips organized by hotels and travel companies, after being suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Gulf country resumed international flights on October 1, but only citizens and people with valid residency and work visas can enter.

Oman, rated as a sub-investment by all the major credit rating agencies, faces growing deficits and large debt maturities in the next few years. It recently embarked on a new financial plan to wean itself off its dependence on oil revenues.