Quick note, those who would like to travel are very much interested to know the local destinations’ restrictions, rules, and safety measures caused by the pandemic to consider personal health conditions before their departure.
According to the news, visitors from 103 nations will not require securing a visa to traveling to Oman, the Persian Gulf country.
The new rule allows visitors to stay in Oman visa-free for only 10 days. This visa-free entry applies to tourists from the U.S., the UK, many European countries, South Africa, Australia, and more. Visitors are also required to have a confirmed hotel reservation, health insurance, and a return ticket.
Formerly, U.S. citizens who wanted to travel to Oman were required to attain a tourist visa, plus, they also had to have a passport valid for at least six months.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, only Americans with legal residency can enter right now without prior approval. Visitors must arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test from within 96 hours, quarantine for seven days, and take another test on the eighth day. Also, these residents are required to have valid health insurance for the length of their stay.
However, Oman has recently announced that it will resume granting tourist visas to those on trips arranged by hotels or travel companies.
Currently, Oman is under a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory by the U.S. Department of State due to the coronavirus pandemic and, based on Johns Hopkins University reports has over 127000 confirmed cases of the virus.
Many countries, especially the European ones, have strong restrictions, banns, and barriers for U.S travelers in these deadly times because of their high rank of confirmed infected cases and deaths and will not let them travel to their borders.