Oman, Turkey mull elimination of entrance visa for tourists
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Oman and Turkey are now discussing the elimination of the requirement for entrance visas, Muhammet Hekimolu, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey accredited to the Sultanate of Oman, said in a statement to Oman news agency.
More than 130,000 Omani tourists visited Turkey in 2022, and the approval of abolishing the visa requirement is likely to enhance bilateral tourism.
According to the Ambassador, a request to revoke entrance permits for both nations has been made and is likely to be accepted before the end of the year.
In his speech, the ambassador emphasised that he is currently working to strengthen tourism cooperation between the two friendly countries by organising events and meetings that will help attract Turkish tourists to visit the Sultanate of Oman and learn more about the tourism potentials that distinguish the Omani governorates and states.
He added that the Omani-Turkish relations are growing and developing closely in many fields and at all levels, and their roots extend back to the sixteenth century.
They are excellent relations based on solid ground, praising the role of the Omani-Turkish joint committee in strengthening cooperation relations in the commercial, industrial, cultural and artistic fields, where during the meeting of the committee that was held in Ankara 2022, a memorandum of understanding was signed regarding the establishment of the ‘Yunus Emre Institute for Teaching Turkish Language’ in Muscat.