Oman will lift visa requirements for internationals of 100 countries, according to the announcement of the Ministry of Finance.

The decision is included in Oman’s mid-term Fiscal Plan 2020-2024, VisaGuide.World reports.

“In the context of supporting tourism and attracting foreign tourists to visit the Sultanate, citizens of more than 100 countries will be exempted from the visa requirement,” Oman’s Ministry of Finance has announced.

According to the Ministry of Finance report, 100 future beneficiaries of the current policy have not been disclosed, nor its date of application.

“The plan includes a set of initiatives some of which have already entered into force, while others will be implemented according to priorities and their state of readiness, taking into account the need to gradually implement these measures depending on the resulting economic and social impacts,” the statement reads.

Currently, internationals wishing to enter Oman must hold a passport, valid at least for six months from the date of arrival in Oman, and obtain a visa. Authorities in Oman apply penalties for persons trying to enter or leave the country with an expired passport.

Soon, persons who plan to visit Oman will be required to file an application for the right visa. The tourist visa of Oman is the most common one.

Earlier this week, Oman announced that it shortened quarantine days for internationals wishing to enter the country.

While before internationals were required to undergo two weeks mandatory quarantine, upon their arrival to Oman, now they will be required to stay self-isolated only for seven days.

However, they must present a negative result of the PCR test, not older than 96 hours to be valid. They also must undergo a second PCR test, upon their arrival.

On November 4, the Ministry of Health reported that 319 persons tested positive for the Coronavirus pandemic, while 11 deaths, in Oman.

Up to this point, Oman has reported a total of 116,847 COVID-19 cases, while 1,275 persons have died.

More than 106,900 persons have been recovered from the deadly virus, while the country is still facing 8,669 COVID-19 cases, according to the statistics published by Worldometers.