Flexible Oman visa rule to lure more Indians this year!

Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

Flexible Oman visaTo enhance Oman tourism, an easier visa system for Indians is in the pipeline as confirmed by the senior official at the Ministry of Tourism. To quote Salim Al Mamari, Oman’s director general of Tourism Promotion at the Ministry of Tourism, ‘China is rising, India is rising and Iran too after the removal of the sanctions. There are 100 million people living so close to us. It is low hanging fruit and visa facilitation will be given.’


Yesterday, the Director General while speaking at the Get Connected forum of the Ministry of Tourism in order to boost tourism initiatives in Oman. Agreement has been signed with countries like Russia, Iran and China as confirmed by the ministry to speed up visa processes. To quote the minister, ‘The Ministry has already signed agreements with immigration offices to facilitate visas for Russia, China and Iran. Hotels ranging from three to five stars and tour operators will be able to process visas for groups coming from the above said countries.’


To quote Santhosh Kanakandath, managing director of Assaraya Travel and Tourism, ‘we being in the field of tourism know that Indians love to visit Oman even if it is for a short period. When compared with other countries in the region, Oman has the most beautiful landscapes and is also the safest and affordable.’



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