Visa policy of Oman

Visitors to Oman must obtain a visa prior to travel unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Citizens of member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council may travel to Oman without visa limits. Nationals of 71 other countries and territories can apply for visas online which are valid for a period of 30 days. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.


Citizens of the following 71 countries and territories, may obtain a single or multiple entry eVisa valid for 30 days online.


On 21 March 2018 it became possible to apply online for an Oman eVisa in addition to being able to obtain an Oman visit visa at Oman's border posts. It is planned that persons arriving to Oman without eVisa will be able to apply for one in a designated area of the arrivals terminal before the passport control. There is concern this could discourage tourists from visiting Oman.

Visa on arrival

Oman stopped issuing visas on arrival in February 2019.

There are currently temporary 'Visa on arrival kiosks' in Muscat International airport for those, who didn't apply for an eVisa, however, there is no information on how long these kiosks are going to be there for, so it's advisable to apply for an eVisa before flying Oman.

Conditional eVisa

Citizens of the following 25 countries, including their spouses and children of another nationality, can obtain an online eVisa, if they hold a valid Schengen Visa, a valid visa from Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, or the United States, or a residence permit from one of these countries. One can apply for a single-entry visa (5 OMR for 10 days or 20 OMR 30 days), or 1-year-valid multiple-entry visa (for 50 OMR). The allowed duration of stay is 10 days for 10 days visa and 30 days for other visas (or 30 days per visit on the multiple-entry visa).





Transit Without Visa

Visitors from any country who hold onward tickets may transit through Oman without a visa for up to 6 hours if proceeding by the same flight.

Passenger ships

Oman grants visas without cost or at a nominal charge to passengers and crew of visiting ships based on the ship provided manifest

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