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Located in the Middle East, Oman is something of a hidden gem. With hospitable people and desert landscapes, the country is a perfect to meet any craving for a Middle Eastern adventure.
Oman features majestic coastal cities and modern metropolises throughout the entire country. Take an afternoon drive along Jebel Shams. Explore Nakhal Fort and engulf yourself in a world of Middle Eastern history. Or hop aboard a camel and ride through romantic Sharqiya Sands. With adventures galore, Oman is a dream trip.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Oman. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Oman: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue is a threat to visitors to Oman. Be sure to bring mosquito repellent and netting.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A passport and visa are required for entry to Oman. Visas are limited to 30 days. Fees can vary based on changes by the Royal Oman Police.
Penalties for expired passports or visas include fines and/or imprisonment.
For more information, see our Oman visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate of Oman is hot and dry, with little to no rainfall throughout most of the year. The country also battles the Shamal, which are intense, dust-driven winds. These can be very intense and tend to stir up mass amounts of dust throughout Oman’s regions.
The summer temperatures can reach up the 100’s, with cooler temperatures at night. Throughout late autumn and early winter, temperatures are quite enjoyable, in the 60’s. Oman receives the most rainfall in winter from thunderstorms and intense cloud build-up.
Oman is a relatively safe country, with few terrorist attacks to date.
The country faces minimal street crime, and violent crimes are rare. The Royal Oman Police have a good reputation for being very efficient in their duties to the public.
Though the crime rates are low in most of the country, exercise caution. Watch local news and avoid public gatherings or protests.
Dubbed as Oman’s, “natural water park,” Snake Canyon is an adventure built for the bravest of explorers. Nestled in the Wadi Bani Awf, its rocks have been smoothed down by rushing water in the canyon. The slippery water hole attracts rock climbers, canyon divers and repellers.
The Canyon was shaped by nature and is one of the most exquisite, hidden gems in the entire country of Oman.
Though a beautiful and unique adventure, flash floods are common. The trek to Snake Canyon is not for the fainthearted. If you do decide to take on the challenge, make sure you prepared.
Oman can be difficult to pack for. With so much to do and see, it’s important to make sure you have what you need.
All Americans visiting Oman should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Oman, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Oman
Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos
Telephone: (968) 2464-3400
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