Starting on 8 April 2021, foreign nationals cannot enter Oman. The Sultanate has made the decision to close the borders to visitors due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases. Only Omani citizens and residents of the country will be able to travel to the state during the month of Ramadan. This comes as one
Visa Policy for Oman
The visa policy for Oman includes the list of rules and regulations that govern which nationalities can enter the Middle-Eastern state and which visas they must have in order to do so.
There are different visa options depending on the purpose of traveling to Oman, the length of time the individual intends to stay in the country, and the nationality of the visitor.
The Oman eVisa is an online visa that allows eligible foreign nationals to enter for the purpose of tourism and permits stays from 10 to 30 days depending on nationality.
Citizens of a large number of different countries can apply online for the eVisa for Oman, which usually only takes a matter of minutes due to the streamlined application system.
Residents of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are also eligible for the Omani eVisa.
Nationals of a few countries must apply for an Omani visa at an embassy even for short stays as a tourist.
In addition, certain types of visas and permits, such as employment visas and residence visas must be obtained from an Omani embassy by citizens of the majority of countries.
In line with Oman’s immigration policy, citizens of 5 countries are exempt from visa requirements. These sovereign states are all located in the Persian Gulf, like Oman itself. Travelers of these nationalities can enter the country visa-free for any purpose, including to live and work in Oman.
See below a full list of travel visa restrictions and requirements for visiting Oman, including the Omani visa policy towards each nationality.