Oman to offer 10-day cheap tourist visa

Over the past one year, it has become easier for the Indian folks to travel to various parts of the world. Qatar, UAE, Oman have been some of the countries in the Middle-east offering easy visas to Indians. UAE also plans to give free 48 hour visas in the coming days.

Now, a new Visa class issued by Oman, called Visa 26N Tourist Visit Visa, is going to make it even cheaper and easier to visit Oman for Indians. Indians with a valid residency or a multi-entry visa to the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Japan or a valid Schengen visa can now avail of the new e-visa for 5 Omani Riyal (~INR 900). You can apply for it online at the website of the Royal Oman Police.

Oman 10 Day Visa

You need a scanned picture, scanned passport, existing visa copy from the countries mentioned above. The Visa can be used within a month from approval. You do need an existing hotel booking in the Sultanate, along with a return ticket. People who still need sponsors can also get this visa via their travel agents for an additional fee.

This is on the back of the 30-day e-visa that Oman started to issue to Indians without a sponsor requirement. This is not a real-time approval of Visa, but it doesn’t take very long as well. The 30-day Visa costs 20 OMR, and this is just 5 OMR, so makes sense for short trips.


This is another great news for Indian travellers. Oman is a great country, and while I’ve only visited once, and had to get a sponsor for my business trip then, I’m sure this time around I don’t need to have a sponsor to plan a tourism trip to Oman anytime soon.

Do you think the Oman 10-day Visa puts it on your list of places to go?

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Ajay Awtaney is the Founder and Editor of Live From A Lounge (LFAL), a pioneering digital platform renowned for publishing news and views about aviation, hotels, passenger experience, loyalty programs, travel trends and frequent travel tips for the Global Indian. He is considered the Indian authority on business travel, luxury travel, frequent flyer miles, loyalty credit cards and travel for Indians around the globe. Ajay is a frequent contributor and commentator on the media as well, including ET Now, BBC, CNBC TV18, NDTV, Conde Nast Traveller and many other outlets.

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  1. Hi Ajay,

    Thanks for the article. I applied and received my 26N tourist visa for Oman. The process was simple and exactly as mentioned by you.

    I want to know can I enter Oman by road from Dubai via the Hatta border?

    In the FAQ in the website I found this

    How can a tourist travelling by road get a visa at the land border post?
    Applicants must apply for a tourist visa via the visa website then enter Oman by any legal boarders.

    If you have any more info pls share.

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