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 Requirements for Omani Citizens
Visa requirements for Omani citizens are administrative entry restrictions set by the authorities of other countries for Omani passport holders.
According to the Henley Passport Index, the Oman passport is considered the 67th most powerful passport in terms of travel freedom. Omani citizens are currently permitted to travel with a visa on arrival or visa-free to around 60 countries.
However, visa requirements for Omani Passport holders can differ depending on the country of destination, the length of stay, and the purpose of the visit.
Omani citizens do not need a visa to travel to other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, as they are granted unlimited freedom of movement to GCC countries.
A number of other countries also allow visitors from Oman to spend between 21 and 90 days in the territory visa-free for purposes like tourism, transit, or business.
Although visitors from Oman are visa-exempt for short length stay in these countries, they will require a visa from an embassy for longer stays or for other purposes such as to work or study.
All other countries require Omani nationals to have a valid visa to cross their borders, no matter the length and purpose of the intended stay, whether a visa on arrival, an electronic travel visa authorization through an online application, or an embassy or consular visa obtained from a government diplomatic office.
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