Oman has launched a new eVisa service to boost the number of tourists to the country.
Tourists can fill out the form online and attach the necessary documents as well as pay the application by credit card through a global payment gateway that is officially certified by Oman. All applicants will receive notifications via email.
“The Sultanate’s announcement of the eVisa system will ensure the continuous growth of Oman’s tourism sector in the coming years as this provides not only tourists but also investors, businessmen, researchers and students easier access to visa processing,” said Salim Adi Al Mamari, director general of tourism promotion at the Ministry of Tourism, Oman (pictured right).
Last year, the number of tourist arrivals reached three million and it is expected to increase to more than 4 million by 2020.”
He added that the eVisa system will also allow Oman to receive more tourists from key markets such as China, Russia and the US and drive the demand for experiential travel to the region.