Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) has announced the revised terms and conditions issued by the Omani authorities on the granting of non-sponsored tourist visa for the citizens of India, China and Russia who reside in or who hold an entry visa to one of these countries – United States of America, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and Schengen states to enter the Sultanate of Oman.

The issued statement indicated that the visa shall be granted for a fee of OMR 20 and for a period of one month. OAMC added that the spouse and children of the visa holder would also be allowed to enter the Sultanate while accompanying them. Applicants must also have a return ticket and confirmed hotel reservation in order to be granted the visa.

“We are extremely pleased with the recent development of facilitating non-sponsored tourist visa for the citizens of India, China and Russia. With the revision in visa regulations, we are expecting that Indian arrivals across all segments will grow exponentially – especially leisure travellers and visitors to conventions and exhibitions. Oman has gained immense popularity with mature and evolved travellers in the recent years,” says Salim Adi Al Mamari, director general of tourism promotion, from the Ministry of Tourism in Oman.

The competent authority may prohibit the citizens of these countries from obtaining a visa, and from entering the Sultanate; even if they meet stipulated terms and conditions, in the light of public interest.