In a relief to Indian travelers who have been wanting to travel to Oman,
the country has relaxed its till-now difficult visa rules.
It now allows Indians who have a valid US visa
or those with a resident permit/visa to any of the Schengen countries,
as well those with an entry visa to Australia, Canada, Australia,
and the UK.
To enter the Sultanate of Oman to receive a non-sponsored tourist visa.
The Oman Airports Management Co (OAMC)
said in a statement that the visa shall be granted for one month,
for a fee of Omani Rial 20 (Rs 3,380).
The spouse and children of the visa holder
would also be allowed to enter the Sultanate.
must also have a return ticket
and confirmed hotel reservation in order to be granted the visa,
“We are extremely pleased
with the recent development of facilitating
non-sponsored tourist visa for the citizens of India,China and Russia,
” said Salim Adi Al Mamari,
Director General of Tourism Promotion,
Ministry of Tourism,
it appears that the Indian passport is gaining more value.
Malaysia has introduced an e-visa,
the UAE relaxed visa rules for Indians in September,
for citizens of 80 countries,
No better time than now to travel,
What’s there to see in Oman?
Oman is known for its high mountains,
silky sand dunes,
and breathtaking fjords.
Why should you go?
The influential travel site Skift named Oman
its number one “big, soul-satisfying place to visit” in 2015.
Top places to see:
Bahla’s Jabreen Castle – the town itself is a World Heritage Site
Sohar – the home of Sinbad, the Sailor
the perfume capital of the Middle East,
The Omani Grand Canyon (Wadi Ghul)