Oman Grants Visa-Free Travel to 103 Countries

Oman Grants Visa-Free Travel to Tourists From 103 Countries, Including Singapore and Malaysia

Home to beautiful mosques and bustling traditional markets, this hidden gem on the Arabian Peninsula could be your next getaway.

Camping under the stars in the desert, visiting breathtaking mosques, and picking out souvenirs in traditional Arab markets are some of the experiences you can anticipate in Oman, which has just granted visa-free entry to 103 countries.

Until recently, a trip to this quiet country in the Middle East would have required travellers to apply for a tourist visa online with a period of 10 or 30 days. Now, passport holders from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and a hundred more nations can stay for up to 10 days without a tourist visa, as long as they show proof of a confirmed hotel reservation, health insurance covering the price of 30 days of COVID-19 treatment, and a return ticket to their home country.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat

COVID-19 travel protocol in Oman

All foreign arrivals must follow the safety protocols in Oman. For those staying longer than seven days, this includes wearing a tracking wristband. Tourists will also be required to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival and cover the full cost at OMR 25 (S$86). Afterwards, they must self-isolate for seven days and submit themselves to a second PCR test after the first week. Test results will be available online within 24 hours at the website here.  

Nizwa Fort in Nizwa (left); Camel rides in Salalah (right)

List of eligible countries for visa-free travel in Oman

  1. Albania
  2. Algeria
  3. Andorra
  4. Argentina
  5. Armenia
  6. Australia
  7. Austria
  8. Azerbaijan
  9. Belarus
  10. Belgium
  11. Bhutan
  12. Bolivia
  13. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  14. Brazil
  15. Brunei Darussalam
  16. Bulgaria
  17. Canada
  18. Chile
  19. China
  20. Colombia
  21. Costa Rica
  22. Croatia
  23. Cuba
  24. Cyprus
  25. Czech Republic
  26. Denmark
  27. Ecuador
  28. Egypt
  29. El Salvador
  30. Estonia
  31. Finland
  32. France
  33. French Guyana
  34. Georgia
  35. Germany
  36. Greece
  37. Guatemala
  38. Honduras
  39. Hong Kong
  40. Hungary
  41. Iceland
  42. India
  43. Indonesia
  44. Iran
  45. Ireland
  46. Italy
  47. Japan
  48. Jordan
  49. Kazakhstan
  50. Kyrgyzstan
  51. Laos
  52. Latvia
  53. Lebanon
  54. Liechtenstein
  55. Lithuania
  56. Luxembourg
  57. Macau
  58. Macedonia
  59. Malaysia
  60. Maldives
  61. Malta
  62. Mauritania
  63. Mexico
  64. Moldova
  65. Monaco
  66. Morocco
  67. Netherlands
  68. New Zealand
  69. Nicaragua
  70. Norway
  71. Panama
  72. Paraguay
  73. Peru
  74. Poland
  75. Portugal
  76. Romania
  77. Russia
  78. San Marino
  79. Serbia
  80. Seychelles
  81. Singapore
  82. Slovakia
  83. Slovenia
  84. South Africa
  85. South Korea
  86. Spain
  87. Suriname
  88. Sweden
  89. Switzerland
  90. Taiwan
  91. Tajikistan
  92. Thailand
  93. Tunisia
  94. Turkey
  95. Turkmenistan
  96. Ukraine
  97. United Kingdom
  98. United States of America
  99. Uruguay
  100. Uzbekistan
  101. Vatican City
  102. Venezuela
  103. Vietnam

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Traditional caps, fabrics, and lamps at a souk in Muscat

Did your country make the list? If you’re fortunate enough to travel to Oman, you can visit historic cities such as Muscat and Salalah, witness marvels of Islamic architecture such as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and The Royal Opera House, soak up the views at Wadi Ghul, which is frequently called the “Grand Canyon of Arabia,” or explore the famous Muttrah Souk a vibrant bazaar that sells everything from silver jewellery to textiles to Arabian lamps. Offering natural wonders and cultural immersions in plenty, Oman is an off-the-beaten-path destination worthy of anyone’s post-pandemic travel plans.

For more information on travel requirements related to COVID-19, visit the official website of Oman Airports. 

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