Oman has exempted 103 countries from visa requirement for a period of 10 days. This is to promote tourism.

Entry is permitted only if certain conditions are met.  One must be in possession of a confirmed hotel reservation, health insurance and a return ticket .

The Royal Oman Police says: “This will encourage more tourists to visit Oman, enhance the tourism sector, and raise its contribution to the national economy.

Only citizens of five GCC countries currently enjoy visa-free entry. New Zealand nationals can stay in Oman for up to three months on a visa and pay no fees.

Citizens of 71 other countries and territories can apply for a visa online if they are in possession of a passport which is valid at least six months.

European countries:

Portugal – Sweden – Norway – Andorra – Italy – Bulgaria – San Marino – Switzerland – Croatia – Liechtenstein – Macedonia – Hungary – Serbia – Georgia – Estonia – Denmark – Germany – Greece – Iceland – Belgium – Romania – Slovenia – Finland – Luxembourg – Malta – Monaco – Cyprus – Ukraine – Spain – Czech Republic – Vatican – Austria – Ireland – Great Britain – Poland – Slovakia – France – Latvia – Lithuania – Moldova – Netherlands.

South American countries:

Ecuador – Bolivia – Venezuela – Colombia – Uruguay – Paraguay – Sirnam – Argentina – Brazil – Chile.

Other countries and regions:

Japan – Thailand – South Africa – Lebanon – Hong Kong – Federal Republic of Russia – People’s Republic of China – Seychelles – America – Brunei Darussalam – Turkey – South Korea – New Zealand – Iran – French Ghana – Australia – Indonesia – Taiwan – Canada – Malaysia – Macao – Singapore – Azerbaijan – Uzbekistan – Belarus – Tajikistan – Kyrgyzstan – Costa Rica – Nicaragua – Morocco – India – Armenia – Panama – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Turkmenistan – Honduras – Guatemala – Kazakhstan – Laos – Albania – Bhutan – Peru – Maldives – Salvador – Vietnam – Cuba – Mexico.

List of added Arab countries:

Jordan – Egypt – Tunisia – Algeria – Mauritana.

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