Special visa program made available to World Cup travelers

28 Sep 22

OMAN

IMPACT – MEDIUM

The Omani government has announced that Qatari Hayya Card holders will be granted a multiple entry visa to stay on Oman during the 2022 World Cup.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Nov. 1, foreign nationals who hold a Hayya Card to enter Qatar for the 2022 World Cup will be eligible for a multiple-entry tourist visa to stay in Oman for up to 60 days.
  • Multiple-entry tourist holders will be able to apply for an additional 90-day extension and will be able to enter and exit the country while their visa is valid.
  • Individuals will not be required to travel to Qatar before arriving in Oman on the multiple-entry tourist visa.

Additional Information: Beginning Nov. 1, foreign nationals must have a Hayya Card to enter Qatar. In order to obtain a Hayya Card, applicants will need to show that they have tickets for a World Cup match between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 and accommodations for their time in Qatar.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals who hold a Hayya Card and are traveling to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup will be eligible for multiple-entry tourist visas to enter Oman. Omani authorities are expected to provide more information regarding the visa in the coming months.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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