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Old 1st February 2010, 06:57 AM
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I was wondering if anyone knows whether the procedures at the UAE/Oman border points have changed at all. I read recently that people on a visit visa would be refused re-entry into the UAE unless they stay out of the country for a minimum of 30 days.

We are planning to take visiting friends across the border and obviously don't want them to be stuck in Oman for a month.

Have any western expats/tourists done this recently unhindered?

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I was wondering if anyone knows whether the procedures at the UAE/Oman border points have changed at all. I read recently that people on a visit visa would be refused re-entry into the UAE unless they stay out of the country for a minimum of 30 days.

We are planning to take visiting friends across the border and obviously don't want them to be stuck in Oman for a month.

Have any western expats/tourists done this recently unhindered?
I did it last week, no change in procedure at all - just a massive queue on re-entering the UAE

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I believe it depends on where they are from. If they are from one of the countries that does not require an pre-arranged entry visa (one of the 'elite') then there should be no problem at all.

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If you are one of the 34 countries, then there is no issue.

If you are not one of the 34 countries, then there is a 1 month wait before re-entry is allowed.

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There was a thread discussing this recently - too lazy to search and put the link here.
In short, no change if you are from one of the elite 33/34

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Thanks for all the feedback, we'll give it a go and chance it then!

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