Having a passport that allows travel to many countries without having to go through the process of procuring a visa is truly a privilege. Many Americans don’t even realize how lucky they are that they hold a passport that allows for so much unrestricted travel. Now, another country has been added to the list that U.S. citizens can hope on a plane to without worrying about the visa application.
American citizens who wish to travel to Oman for up to 10 days can now do so without a visa. The United States is in the list of 103 countries that Oman has now allowed tourists to come visa-free. Other countries on the list include South Africa, Australia, the UK, and many European countries.
Travelers will need to come ready with a confirmed hotel reservation, health insurance, and a return tickets that’s been booked.
In the past, U.S. citizens who wished to visit Oman had to apply for a visa on the Royal Oman Police E-Visa website and needed to have a passport that is valid for at least six months. The cost of a visa for a 10-day trip was $14 and $52 for a 30 day stay.
Oman is a gorgeous Middle Eastern oasis with stunning architecture and breathtaking beaches that have not been crowded out by skyscrapers.
In addition to Oman, those who hold a United States passports have access to traveling to 185 countries without a visa, making it one of the most powerful passports in the world.
American passports grant citizens visa-free visits to most of Europe, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Several countries that do require a visa from U.S. citizens include Russia, India, China, Vietnam, and Turkey. These can all be accessed electronically.
Even for countries that don’t require a visa, like Oman, there are often time constraints for how long U.S. citizens can stay in the country. It is absolutely critical to check the visa requirement and lengths of the process before booking flights and accommodations in order to avoid any costly mistakes.