Oman makes visa rules easier to woo Indian travellers

Oman is making it easier for the citizens of India, China and Russia who reside in or who hold an entry visa to one of these countries – USA, Canada, Australia, UK and Schengen states – to enter the Sultanate of Oman by granting them non-sponsored tourist visa. The new terms and conditions were issued by the Omani Authorities stated that the visa shall be granted for a period of one month for the fee of OMR 20.

Salim Adi Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion, from the Ministry of Tourism in Oman said, “With the revision of visa regulations, we are expecting that Indian arrivals across all segments will grow exponentially – especially leisure and visitors to conventions and exhibitions. Oman has gained immense popularity with mature and evolved travellers in the recent years. We aim to expand our travel and tourism offerings and are certain that the revised policies will offer expediency and convenience to travellers and will encourage more impromptu trips to the Sultanate.”

Lubaina Sheerazi, India Representative, Ministry of Tourism, Oman, stated, “The outbound segment in India is on a rise with the Indian economy booming and increasingly better standards of living. Most Indians typically travel for three to five nights as they want to experience Muscat and beyond. We are certain that the recent change in policies will be favourable for the Indian travellers and Sultanate will see a positive growth in this upcoming festive and holiday season.”