How to Prepare Your Trip to Oman

What to pack and what not to pack, that is the question

The allure of Oman lies as much in its geographical location as it does its rich history. Ancient culture blends with contemporary influences to create an intriguing travel destination. What should you then bring on your journey to make the most out of the experience?

Electronic Visa for Oman

One of the most essential items to bring when traveling to Oman is your travel documentation and you will most likely need an eVisa to enter the country. There are different visa requirements depending on which country you come from. Requirements for Americans for an Oman e-Visa for example include a valid passport and the ability to pay for your visa. The eVisa process is fairly simple and it is possible to apply online.

The online visa application process only takes a few minutes to complete and once approved the travel documentation will be sent directly to your inbox. There are different types of visas to apply for and as such, the best things to do is consult official sources online for exhaustive information on all rules and regulations.

Bringing the essentials will make all the difference

1. Lightweight loose-fitting clothes – depending on when you choose to travel to Oman, the country has a sub-tropical desert climate and you need to have suitable clothes for that. This means garments in natural fabrics such as linen or cotton to be able to withstand high daytime temperatures and cold nights. It might also be wise to bring a light jacket in case of rain and wind.

2. Protection against the sun – this means everything from sunglasses to long-sleeved tops and a hat. The sun is relentless and you will need sunscreen as well. It is better to be safe than sorry, especially if you want to enjoy spending time outside. On this note, remember to also bring some mosquito repellent.

3. Sensible shoes – it’s recommended to bring footwear that may be worn at the beach as well as sturdy shoes if you want to go trekking. For everyday use, choose alternatives that will provide some coolness due to the high temperatures.

4. Travel adapter – in order to make sure you are able to use your electronic devices it is best to bring a travel adapter. It might be possible to purchase once you have arrived but to be on the safe side you should definitely bring your own.

5. Suitcase – depending on whether you are traveling with only a carry-on baggage or if you intend to check-in luggage, choose bags that are made of lightweight material and that are roomy. Both in terms of having to carry them but also if you intend to being home some souvenirs.

Travel wisely

Before traveling to Oman, make sure you have your travel documentation in order. It’s also good to take some time to go over your luggage and check to see that you have all the essential items with you. The suggestions here are by no means exhaustive and when traveling to regions such as the Middle East, it’s also crucial to be aware of things like if you are able to drink the local water or not.

Research some before you go and get ready for a unique travel experience.


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