Visas issued since January 2021 to be extended

Oman Thursday 26/August/2021 13:05 PM
By: Times News Service
Visas issued since January 2021 to be extended
File photo - Muscat International Airport

Muscat: The Supreme Committee to deal with Covid-19 on Thursday announced an extension of visas issued in 2021.

"All visas issued since the beginning of this year will be extended till the end of the year without any additional fees being imposed," Major General Abdullah bin Ali Al Harthy, Assistant Inspector General of Police and Customs for Operations said.

"The procedures for issuing visas will return to earlier methods and they will revert to earlier requirements for all categories," he added.

"Residents currently outside Oman, who have taken a single dose of a vaccine not approved for use in Oman, should not expect to get the second dose in the Sultanate since it will not be available," Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri, Director General of Disease Control at the Ministry of Health said.

Those who have expatriate workforce currently outside the Sultanate, can extend their visas for additional periods through the Royal Oman Police (ROP) electronic portal," says an ROP representative.