Foreign travel advice
The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.
The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.
You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.
British nationals don’t need to get a visa before travelling to Oman. You can get a visa on arrival at any land, sea or air entry port in the country.
A one-month tourist visa costs Omani Rials (OMR) 20. You can extend this by 30 days for a further OMR20.
If you’re staying in Oman for less than 10 days you can get a tourist visa on entry for OMR5. This visa can be extended by 10 days for an additional OMR10 at the airport or the immigration office (in Seeb, near the airport).
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Oman.
Yellow fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents are valid for entry and exit in Oman however they must have at least 6 months’ remaining validity. Residents and tourists will need to get an exit stamp before leaving. This can cause delays and may prevent you for leaving on your booked flight. Check your passport carefully to make sure it’s legal and valid so that you don’t need an Emergency Travel Document.
Travelling with medication
Some prescribed and over the counter medicines available in the UK are banned substances in Oman. If you are travelling to Oman with prescription drugs, carry a copy of the prescription. For further information, check with Oman’s Ministry of Health well in advance of travel.
The border with Yemen remains open, but you may experience delays of up to a week or more, before being considered for entry into Oman. The Omani border authorities may ask for proof of onward travel out of Oman before allowing you to enter the country. You’ll also be expected to be able to cover the cost of accommodation, insurance and onward travel. The UK government’s ability to help is limited.