Oman has offered Visa-on-arrival to Indians even as the Gulf nations are going all out to woo the travelers from India. Oman has now joined its neighbors such as Qatar and UAE in easing visa rules for Indians.
The Oman VOA is for Indians who possess entry visa to select nations. These include the Schengen Nations, Japan, the UK, Australia, Canada, and the US, as quoted by the Times of India.
The Visa-on-arrival for Oman is also accessible to the spouse and kids of the visa holder of any of the mentioned 6 nations. This is if they are accompanying the visa holder even if they do not possess the required visa for the 6 nations.
Oman tourism has said that such individuals will be offered a 1-month visa. The visa fee that will have to be paid is 20 Omani Rial. Such applicants will also have to ensure to possess a minimum 6-month valid passport. They must also have confirmed hotel accommodation, ticket, and hotel.
Oman is the latest amongst the Gulf nations to offer VOA to Indians. UAE remains the single largest overseas destination for travelers from India. It offers VOA to Indians who have a valid US Visa for at least 6 months.
Qatar had permitted 46 nationals and Indians to stay for 2 months without a prior visa in August 2017.
The largest sources for tourism market in UAE are Indians. It had been recently revealed by the Dubai Tourism that India has emerged as the #1 inbound tourism source markets for Dubai.
Sharjah Tourism and Commerce Development authority has also endorsed India as the undisputed largest key market for travel and tourism industry.
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