Oman clarifies tourist visa procedure

The Royal Oman Police made an announcement

It was initially reported that tourists will now have to obtain visa online, prior to visiting the country
It was initially reported that tourists will now have to obtain visa online, prior to visiting the country

After it was reported that Oman changed tourist visa rules for UAE residents, the Sultanate’s Royal Oman Police (ROP) clarified that there was no new change.

It was initially reported that tourists will now have to obtain visa online, prior to visiting the country. A statement on ROP’s website read, “Now, "applicants must apply for a tourist visa via the visa website https://evisa.rop.gov.om/ then enter Oman by any legal borders", according to the frequently asked questions section on the Oman Police's website”.

However, the police have clarified and said that there has been no change in the visa rules, and that tourists can obtain visas at the border. But tourists are “urged to obtain an e-visa in advance to save both money and time”.

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