Oman Visa Requirements – Your FAQ

Traveling to Oman but aren’t sure what you’ll need to get into the country?  Worry not – here are some answers to your most frequently asked questions. Do I need a visa to visit? Yes, all U.S. citizens need a valid passport and visa to visit the country. If you apply in advance ..

Traveling to Oman but aren’t sure what you’ll need to get into the country?  Worry not – here are some answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Do I need a visa to visit?

Yes, all U.S. citizens need a valid passport and visa to visit the country.

If you apply in advance…

You can receive a multiple entry tourist and/or business visa valid for up to two years.  Upon arrival, expect Omani immigration officials to tell you how long you’re actually allowed to stay based on the nature of your visit.

If you just show up…

You can obtain a visa on arrival good for 30 days – assuming you still have 6 months of validity left on your passport.  Make sure you have adequate funds and proof of an onward ticket.  You’ll be able to extend the visa by 30 days if you visit the Directorate Generale and submit an additional fee.

How much does a visa cost?

The visa will cost Rials Omani 20.00 ($52.00 US).  An extension is an addition 20.00 Rials.

Is there any strange red tap?

  • Yellow fever vaccination maybe required if you enter the country from an infected area.
  • Also, anyone seeking work or residency in Oman will be required to take an HIV/AIDS test in country. US tests aren’t acceptable.
  • Finally, travelers are allowed two bottles of alcohol per traveler.

Is it safe?

It is completely and entirely safe to visit Oman.  In fact, there has never been an instance in which a U.S. citizen or facility have been the subject of a terrorist attack.  Of course, things can happen anywhere.  But visiting Oman is no more or less dangerous than visiting Costa Rica or England.

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