When it comes to travelling, one thing that can be off-putting is paperwork.

And now, travellers from over 100 countries can visit Oman without having to obtain a visa.

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Sure to attract tourists from around the world, the new move will mean that those eligible can enter Oman for up to 14 days sans visa.

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has published a list of countries whose nationals are eligible for this new policy.

Travellers from countries able to make the most of visa-free travel to Oman now include:

• Argentina
• Australia
• Austria
• Belgium
• Brazil
• Bulgaria
• Canada
• China
• Colombia
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Finland
• France
• Georgia
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Iceland
• Indonesia
• Iran
• Ireland
• Italy
• Japan
• Luxembourg
• Malaysia
• Malta
• Monaco
• Netherlands
• New Zealand
• Norway
• Paraguay
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Russia
• Serbia
• Singapore
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• South Africa
• South Korea
• Spain
• Sweden
• Switzerland
• Taiwan
• Thailand
• Turkey
• Ukraine
• United Kingdom
• Uruguay
• Venezuela
• United States of America

If tourists from the 103 countries wish to spend longer than 14 days in Oman, they can extend their visa-free stay for an additional 14 days but have to pay a fee.

The new update also includes that some Indian tourists can also obtain a visa on arrival in Oman.

They must have an entry visa from the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Schengen countries, Japan, or have a resident permit of one of the GCC countries, and work in a profession approved by the Oman government.

Planning to visit Oman? There are several must-visit spots to see in the Middle Eastern country.

Need some inspiration? Jebel Akhdar, the so-called Green Mountain, is one of the most spectacular destinations in the entire Gulf region, especially when viewed from the summit.

Another place to check out is the capital city, Muscat. Packed with lots of museums and historical homes it is a place for culture vultures who love to explore.


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