Middle East

Oman tourist visa rules simplified

Royal Oman Police has simplified the tourist visa procedures. “Tourist visa fees has been reduced and visa can be applied online,” said the Inspector General Hussain Bin Muhsin Al Shuraikhi.

The Tourism Ministry along with the Royal Oman Police have taken this decision to exploit the growing potential of tourism sector of Oman.

There will be two types of tourist visas – for a period of 10 days and 30 days. A notification on the change in visa rules has been initiated by the Inspector General.

Now tourist can get a 10 day tourist visa for just 5 Omani rials (around Rs 890). Earlier the minimum stay was 30 days and the fees were 20 Omani rials (around Rs 3550).

Oman has expanded the list of countries from where people can apply for tourist visas through online, without a sponsor. The application should be through the website of the Royal Oman Police. These changes has been effective from 14th June 2018.