Oman travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Oman with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Oman.

Oman travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Oman with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Oman - quick facts
Time difference UK +4 hours
Language(s) Arabic, English
Currency Omani Rial
Electricity G plug (240V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Oman weather

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Oman travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Oman from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Oman.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Oman travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Oman with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Oman, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Oman covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Oman with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Oman FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Oman including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Oman due to Covid-19?

Oman is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Oman.

Check out Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Oman?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Oman. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Oman and the UK?

The time difference between Oman and the UK is UK time+4 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Oman?

The main languages spoken in Oman are Arabic and English.

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What is the currency in Oman?

The currency in Oman is the Omani Rial (OMR).

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Which plugs are used in Oman?

Oman uses electrical plug type G (240 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Oman?

They drive on the right side of the road in Oman.

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Do you need a visa for Oman?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Oman.

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