By Nathalie Craig14 Mar 2018Say goodbye to long queues for visas when arriving in Oman, with all visa applications for the Arabian nation migrating to an online platform. The Royal Omani Police have announced that from 21 March 2018, visas will only be granted electronically via this site https://evisa.rop.gov.om. The switch to electronic visas is all about “simplicity and effectiveness”. Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism said the system had already been thoroughly tested and more than 12,000 users had already benefited from it. “It will save tourists and visitors time so they don’t have to wait in long queues at the airport.” Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism. Oman first launched its e-visa service in July 2017. The process simply involves filling in an online form, attaching your travel documents, then paying the fee through a secure Global Payment Gateway. You’ll then receive your visa and notifications via email. Australian applicants will need to register as a user before purchasing a single entry or multiple entry visa. To find out which visa you need to apply for visit the website. The e-visa system, which coincides with the opening of the new Muscat International Airport is all part of the Oman Tourism Strategy to attract more tourists and invest more in tourism. Spread across 335,000 square metres, the new airport will be able to handle more than 20 million passengers per year, with plans to increase the capacity to 48 million in the future. The new facilities include 6,000 square metres of Duty-Free shopping, 8,000 parking spaces and 96 check-in counters. There are plans for the number of tourists visiting Oman to surpass 11 million by 2040. READ: FLIGHT REVIEW: Oman Air Business Class – Kuala Lumpur – Muscat READ: FOLLOW THE ANCIENT PATHS THROUGH OMAN Do you think the new e-visas will make it easier to travel to Oman? Other stories you may like Save yo money! Aussies score visa-free entry to 3 new cities The cost of the Australian passport increased, again Were you at the AMAs with Discover L.A.? Or maybe you were spotted in North Queensland & more?