Oman agrees for visas-to-Indians possessing visa of select countries

Today Gulf nations are attracting Indian travellers. Oman also has relaxed its visa regulations for Indians after Qatar and U.A.E. Did it in the past. Oman has decided positively to give unsponsored tourist visa-on- arrival to Indians who are residents of, or have the Entry Visa to US, Australia, Canada, Japan, UK, and Schengen States.

The spouse and children of the visa holder from these countries/areas can avail the visa when they accompany their spouse. It will also be valid for these related persons, who do not possess a visa from these countries/areas. Oman tourism has informed the travel agents in this connection. The visa has one month validity and its fee is 20 Omani Rial.

Furthermore, there are a few conditions to avail it. Firstly, the visa applicant must assure that the passport has six months validity. Additionally, they need to have a confirmed hotel ticket and accommodation.

The decision of Oman comes now, but U.A.E., already gives visa on arrival to Indian Nationals, who have a valid US Visa for 6 months. In August 2017, Qatar also permitted Indians and citizens of 46 other countries to stay up to 60 days without taking any prior visa.

Indians form a vast source of tourism for U.A.E. Dubai tourism mentions that India became the topmost source market for its inward tourism. Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority also stated that India serves as a major market for the travel and tourism industry.

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