Oman is a country with a lot of ancient, historical and attractive destinations but onw of the major reason for increase in its tourism is its visa-free policy allowing entry of people from 103 countries without any visa.
The tourism decision to allow people from 103 countries to enter visit and exit Oman for 14 days proved to be a catalyst in promoting the tourism sector of Oman. The decision was taken by tourism industry of Oman providing all the facilities to tourists with proper rules and regulations.
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NCSI, Sultanate of Oman
National Centre for Statistics and Information recently released the statistice of surge in economy due to tourism. According to which Oman witnessed 348 % jump with 2.9 million tourists visiting Sultanate of Oman in 2022.
The details include the rise of money for 3-5 star hotels by 50.8% in 2023 as compared to 2022 which was standing at OMR 20.79 million. It witnessed 31.3 percent increase as compare to last year.
Targeting the Indian Tourism Market, an official reported that, “India is one of the 30 countries who are allowed to enter visa-free as they have resident permit of one of the GCC countries. The resident permit would also be allowed by Oman to Indian people.
Besides India, Azerbaijan, Mexico, Maldives, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Egypt, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Bhutan, Cuba, Panama, Peru, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Bosnia are also included in 103 countries having visa-free service of Oman.
The ROP official also said that, tourists can extend their visas for more than 14 days after paying a small amount. For visa extension, tourists from specific 103 countries should apply online for a fee of OMR 20 for one month visa.
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For tourists to get multi entry visa for one year their stay on each visit should not exceed more than a month, the officer reported. Other countries that are included in this service are Portugal, Hungary, Japan, Turkey, Iran, Australia, Indonesia, Canada, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Austria, Uk and many more.