India tourists are clearly having growth in the list of destinations where they can land up without planning too much in advance.
Oman has eased its visa requirements for tourists from India, China, and Russia following a similar strategy its Gulf neighbors have implemented to attract travelers from the global market.
“All passengers from India, China, and Russia, who reside in or hold an entry visa to one of the following countries:-
- The United States of America
- The United Kingdom
- Any Schengen states
are allowed to obtain a non-sponsored tourist visa to enter Oman as per the applied terms and conditions of the authorities,” a statement from the Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) said.The non-sponsored tourist visa, at 20 Omani rials (Rs 3390) and valid for one month, also allows holders to bring with them their spouses and children during their stay in Oman.
1. Return tickets
2. Confirmed hotel reservations before they are issued the visas.
Oman is currently digitizing its visa issuance system on expectations the faster issuance of e-visas for 67 countries would encourage further growth in visitor arrivals.
You can see country’s tourism campaign here
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India now can easily travel to Bahrain (easy e visa), Jordan, UAE, Qatar, and Oman. I am hoping Kuwait and Lebanon to soon join the race and open up their borders too for Indians.