Oman Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Oman Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Oman, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

A land of legend and history, Oman will allow you to search for its lost city of Ubar, the setting for the fiction novel by Ranulph Fiennes. The souks, markets and mosques are each as beautiful as each other and are some of the strongest assets of Oman. You will be charmed by the beauty of the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said’s residential place. History enthusiasts will also be fascinated by a visit to the Mirani Portuguese Forts and the Bait Al Zubair Museum. For nature lovers, there are many opportunities for camping and hiking. To take a moment of relaxation or reflection next to the water, go to the resort of Al Sharquiya which is not far from Muscat.

While traveling to Oman, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful seascape in Oman

Recommended travel vaccinations for Oman

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Oman

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Oman


Medical Care in Oman

Although you can access good medical care in downtown Oman, this is not true for remote locations despite the existence of public hospitals. Muscat offers a private hospital which is available at all times for routine care treatments.

In order to purchase medicines during your stay, do not hesitate to use pharmacies as these are well supplied with drugs manufactured by international brands.

In the event of a medical emergency, call 9999. Please be aware that ambulance services are not accessible in rural areas.

Is Oman Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Low risk
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Caution required in rural areas; Heavy rains can cause floods
Women’s safety Risk present
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Oman?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Oman. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Oman information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Oman (MUSCAT)
Street Address:
7th Floor, Getco Tower,
Muscat, Oman

Tel.: (968) 2479 4928
Fax: (968) 2470 3826

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Embassy to Saudi Arabia (RIYADH)
Street Address:
Diplomatic Quarter,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tel.: 966 (11) 488-2288
Fax: 966 (11) 488-1997

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia.

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