Muscat: According to a new visa regulation Omani citizens will no longer receive visa-on-arrival in Ukraine, starting from next month.
However, Omanis can apply for an e-visa.
The new regulation was announced by Oman's embassy in Moscow. The announcement was initially sent by the embassy of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In a statement online, the embassy said, "The government of Ukraine has made a decision to terminate issuing visas-on-arrival at Ukrainian international airports from January 1, 2019.
"This decision applies to all foreigners including Omani and Saudi nationals. Its purpose is to simplify visa procedures and remove existing inconveniences for the guests of Ukraine," the embassy added.
"At the same time, Saudi and Omani nationals have the opportunity to obtain electronic visas (E-visas) online through the website http://evisa.mfa.gov.ua. Moreover, instead of visas on arrival, the Ukrainian Government significantly expands the list of grounds for e-visa issuance," added the embassy.
Starting from January 1, 2019, citizens of the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom Saudi Arabia will be able to apply for e-visas for a tourist trip, business trip, visiting relatives/friends, medical treatment, participation in sports, cultural, scientific and educational events. In addition to that, mass-media representatives can also apply for visas.
An e-visa will be issued as a single-entry document for 30 days and will cost $85.
Omani and Saudi nationals are also eligible for obtaining double-entry or multiple entry visas for a period of six months to two years at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and at authorised Ukrainian Visa centres in Saudi.