MUSCAT, 28 October – All GCC residents can now enter the Sultanate of Oman, Oman Airports announced on Wednesday.
The new rule is applicable to all commercial professions.
Oman Airports confirmed the change to Arabian Business, adding that travellers will need to pay for a visa on arrival.
The new circular from the Directorate General of Passports and Residence regarding the visa of residents of GCC countries stated:
- All residents of the GCC countries have the right to enter the Sultanate of Oman for all commercial professions.
- It is not required for people to come from the country of residence. For example, a resident of any GCC country is not required to arrive directly from that GCC country to avail this facility. It is permitted at any time and from any destination they arrive from.
- For the application of what is stated in items 1 and 2 above, it is required that the residence visa be valid in the GCC for a period of no less than three months.
- The above-mentioned procedures referred to are applied, taking into account the importance of following the policy of granting visas to restricted nationalities.
Earlier, eligible GCC residents had to apply for an e-visa through the official government portal prior to their travel to Oman. — Arabian Business