Visitors to Oman must obtain a visa prior to travel unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.
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Citizens of member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council may travel to Oman without visa limits. Nationals of 71 other countries and territories can apply for visas online which are valid for a period of 30 days. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Visa policy map
Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to visit Oman:
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
Holders of diplomatic or official passports of Belarus, Cyprus, Germany, Jordan, Portugal, Russia, South Korea and Switzerland do not require a visa for up to 90 days.
Visa-free agreement for holders of diplomatic and special passports was signed with Kazakhstan in June 2018 and Romania in November 2018 and they are not yet ratified.
Citizens of the following 71 countries and territories, may obtain a single or multiple entry eVisa valid for 30 days online.
1 – Issued free of charge.
2 – Valid for 3 months.
On 21st March 2018 it became possible to apply online for an Oman eVisa in addition to being able to obtain an Oman visit visa at Oman’s border posts. It is planned that persons arriving to Oman without eVisa will be able to apply for one in a designated area of the arrivals terminal before the passport control.
Visa on arrival
Oman stopped issuing visas on arrival in February 2019.
Citizens of the following 25 countries, including their spouses and children of another nationality, can obtain an online eVisa, if they hold a valid Schengen Visa, a valid visa from Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, or the United States, or a residence permit from one of these countries. One can apply for a single-entry visa (5 OMR for 10 days or 20 OMR 30 days), or 1-year-valid multiple-entry visa (for 50 OMR). The allowed duration of stay is 10 days for 10 days visa and 30 days for other visas (or 30 days per visit on the multiple-entry visa).
Holders of a visa or entrance stamp of the Emirate of Dubai that is valid for at least 21 days are visa exempt. Eligible nationalities are:
Holders of a visa for Qatar that is valid for travel to Oman and valid for at least one month are visa exempt when arriving directly from Qatar. Eligible nationalities are:
Citizens of Israel are refused admission to Oman.