In a move to support tourism and shore up its struggling economy, Oman has decided to exempt nationals of 103 counties including India from needing an entry visa for a stay of up to 10 days, Royal Oman Police said on Wednesday.
Visitors must have a confirmed hotel reservation, health insurance and a return ticket.
“Nationals of 103 counties are exempted from entry visas into the Sultanate for a period of ten days,” it said.
دعما للحركة السياحية وتسهيلا للسائحين الراغبين في زيارة السلطنة تعلن شرطة عمان السلطانية عن إعفاء رعايا مائة وثلاث دول من تأشيرات الدخول إلى السلطنة لمدة عشرة أيام وذلك وفق الضوابط والشروط المحددة ومنها وجود حجز فندقي مسبق ومؤكد وتأمينا صحيا وتذكرة سفرللعودة.#شرطة_عمان_السلطانية— شرطة عُمان السلطانية (@RoyalOmanPolice) December 9, 2020Advertisement
last week the country said it would resume granting tourist visas to people visiting on trips arranged by hotels and travel companies after they were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Gulf state resumed international flights on Oct. 1, but only citizens and people holding valid existing residency and work visas could enter.
Oman, rated sub-investment grade by all major credit rating agencies, faces a widening deficit and large debt maturities in the coming few years. It has recently embarked on a new fiscal plan to wean itself off its dependence on oil revenues.