Georgia has long been a tourist attraction for those travelling from the Middle East, specifically because of its relaxed visa rules that allow Omanis and other selected expatriates to enter the country with a visa that would be issued on arrival.
However, there have been reports of Omani nationals being turnt back home from the Tbilisi Airport – and the Sultanate is currently in communication with the country’s foreign office regarding the same.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported: “The ministry is in discussion with authorities in the Republic of Georgia regarding the circumstances surrounding a number of Omani tourists being sent back from Tbilisi airport recently.”
The statement went on to say that “according to the information available, this included citizens of other Gulf countries and not only Omanis. The ministry affirms that relations with the Republic of Georgia are strong and work on the continuation and development of these relations is ongoing.”