Aiming to promoting tourism, Oman launches e-visa service

Posted on July 27, 2017

Oman is all set to boost tourism in the country. In support of this initiative, the country has announced to introduce an e-visa service. This means that aspirants intending to visit Oman can now file for their tourist visa applications online.

By applying for an e-visa system, applicants can obtain their visas processed according to the Omani rules & regulations. All they have to do is fill up the online form, attached the required documents & pay the visa fee either through debit or credit cards via any Oman certified global payment gateway. They need to provide an accessible email address, since all updates regarding their application will be provided to them via emails.

According to the columns of the Khaleej Tim, at the Ministry of Tourism, the Director General of Tourism, Salim Adi Al Mamari, said that the Oman’s announcement of e-visa system will facilitate the growth of Oman tourism sector in provide, and on the other hand prove to be a smooth processing means to the visa applicants. He also highlighted the fact in 2016, Oman’s tourist figures reached three million & by 2020 the figures are expected to go beyond 4 million. Expectations are that with this new e-visa system, Oman will emerge as a more attractive tourist destination compared to US, China & Russia.

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