In a bid to promote tourism, Oman has relaxed visa requirements for nationals of 25 countries.
In early October, the country had eased restrictions for passport holders of India, China and Russia who intend to travel to the Sultanate of Oman on an e-visa so long as they had a tourist visa or a valid residence visa of Australia, Schengen countries, the US, the UK and Canada during the time of their application.
Moreover, applicants should also have a passport with a validity of six months, a confirmed hotel booking in Oman and a return air ticket. The applicants who meet the above requirements are also allowed to bring their spouses and children, who would be granted visas too.
The entry fee for the standard one-month tourist visa is $52 following the quadrupling of the price earlier in 2017.
Gulf Business quotes Royal Oman Police as saying that the authorities concerned have the right to disallow any citizen of these countries from entering who despite meeting the conditions for getting a visa may be disallowed on the grounds of public interest.
The 25 countries for which these visa restrictions have been eased now are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Bosnia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Salvador, Tajikistan, the Maldives, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
If you are looking to travel to Oman, get in touch with Y-Axis, a preeminent consultancy for immigration services, to apply for a tourist visa.