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What is the change? Oman has added 25 countries to the list of those whose citizens are eligible for non-sponsored tourist e-visas if they hold a valid visa or resident permit from the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom or a Schengen Area country.
What does the change mean? The list of countries, mostly in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, is tabled below. Previously, only nationals of China, India and Russia were eligible.
Background: The 25 countries that were added to the program are:
Countries Added to the Program
Travelers must hold a valid visa or be a resident of the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Canada or a Schengen Area country at the time of application. Additionally, their passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the application date and they must have a round-trip ticket and confirmed hotel reservations in Oman. Spouses and children of eligible applicants may also apply for the e-visa. E-visas are valid for one month.
BAL Analysis: The expansion of the e-visa program to more nationals will benefit people traveling for short-term tourism, who do not have a sponsor and those traveling on short notice who do not have time to apply for and obtain a visa at a consulate.
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