Entry and exit regulations
If you travel to Oman you require a tourist visa OR a Non Objection Certificate (NOC) from your sponsor in Oman.
Holders of passports from most European and English-speaking countries can obtain the visa directly on arrival in the country by paying for the visa at the border. Complete list of countries whose nationals may obtain visas on arrival here.
The "short tourist visa" entitles you to stay for 10 days and costs OMR 5. It cannot be extended. A standard tourist visa is valid for a stay up to 30 days, and costs OMR 20. It can be extended for a further 30 days.
To apply in advance in your home country, you must request the necessary forms from the responsible embassy, supplying a stamped addressed envelope. You submit the written application by sending your passport and an s.a.e with the forms typed out in English with an accompanying cheque and you can reckon on automatically receiving a visa, providing the passport is not Israeli and there were no Israeli visa stamps in the preceding six months. The application takes two to three weeks to process.
Individuals can also have their visas arranged by large hotels or by their travel agents.
Embassies of the Sultanate of Oman:
167 Queen‘s Gate
London SW7 5HE
United States of America
2535 Belmont Road
NW Washington DC 20008
Tel. +1 202/3871980
Fax +1 202/7454933
50 Avenue D’Iena
Koninginnegrecht 27 - 2514 AB
Tel: 003170 361 5800
Fax: 003170 360 5364
For contacts to Oman embassies in other countries please click here!
Georg Popp and Juma al-Maskari
What makes this travel guide so special? This book is a product of the long-term personal friendship between the authors, Mr Georg Popp and Mr Juma Al-Maskari and their continuing fascination with the Sultanate of Oman. Combining their insights from European and Omani perspectives, they have produced a guide which is as much about culture and history as it is a practical guide for planning your itinerary.