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Updated June 2023
The Sultanate of Oman has released an official circular allowing all residents in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, including the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia or Qatar, to enter the Sultanate of Oman without a visa. However, GCC residents must still go through a requirement to avail of this feature.
Keep reading to find out more about Oman’s visa-free entry policy for GCC travellers
Visa-free entry to Oman for GCC travellers
As stated by the authorities, the new rule is applicable across all commercial professions at any time, regardless of a traveller’s point of departure.
Furthermore, residents are not required to arrive directly from their country of residence to enjoy this benefit. The rule is applicable, and they are permitted entry at any time and from any destination they arrive from. GCC residents do not need to travel from a GCC country to enter Oman without a visa; GCC residents are allowed to enter Oman from any third country without a visa.
However, to be eligible for entry into Oman, the GCC traveller’s residence visa must be valid for a period of no less than three (3) months.
Additionally, those who reside in GCC nations but are citizens of nations on the restricted nationality list may be eligible for visa-free admission. Check the eligibility for visa-free entry on the ROP website.
We will update more information as and when new details are released by the authorities.