Oman to grant visa exemption for 100 countries

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Oman’s Ministry of Finance announced in its fiscal balance plan published recently that citizens from 100 countries will be allowed to visit the Sultanate without visa. Currently, due to COVID-19, visit visa services remain suspended.

The list of countries that would be exempted has not been released yet and it is believed that it will be announced in the coming months. The measure is expected to greatly boost flow of tourists and investment potential in the travel and tourism fields.

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Industry experts and those in the hospitality business are very optimistic about this development and said that they were eagerly awaiting for further updates in this regard.

Currently, citizens of all GCC states – UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait – do not need visa to visit Oman.

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