Oman Opens Up For Tourism, Starts Issuing Tourist Visas

by Yogita Chainani
by Yogita Chainani 502

Middle east is opening up slowly for the tourists amid the covid-19 pandemic. After Dubai and Abu Dhabi opening its door for the tourists, Oman is all set to welcome the tourists once again after 8-months. Tourists will now be allowed to visit the sultanate as the country eases coronavirus restrictions in a bid to kickstart the economy. Here’s everything you must know.

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Oman Reopend Beaches, Cinemas And Parks From Tuesday

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, beaches, cinemas and parks were allowed to reopen by the Supreme Committee Responsible for Covid-19. Furthermore, it was announced that issuing of tourist visas would begin under certain conditions. On this, Oman News Agency said,

“The Supreme committee decided to allow the issuance of tourist visas to enter the sultanate, provided that the arrival of tourists is within the framework of tourist groups organised by hotels and tourism companies.”

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The Country Is Opening For Tourism To Boost The Economy 

Exhibitions, conferences and weddings will be allowed, while nurseries and kindergarten will reopen for kids. While the government is opening its doors for the tourists, strict guidelines and other mandatory norms, have to be followed by both tourists and citizens. On this committee responsible for handling Covid-19 pandemic said,

“The decision is based on improving and reopening the economy that was restricted by the lockdown, but we urge everyone to be responsible for themselves and the general public by taking the necessary precautions to keep the rate of infection down.”

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Business owners welcomed the news, saying the lifting of restrictions would boost operations.

“We were really hit hard by the Covid-19 restrictions on the wedding business. The closure of our halls has nearly bankrupted us and we were seriously considering closing them down,” Amina Al Habsi, 48, the owner of Crown Wedding Halls in Muscat, said.

Well, we hope that this reopening boosts the economy and tourists take enough precautions before entering the country.

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