Tourism in Oman, Skift’s Pick for top destination of 2015, is booming, with an investment program by the Sultanate of Oman’s slated to attract 12 million visitors by 2020. Passenger traffic at Muscat International Airport has grown 329% since 2007, reaching 9 million passengers since 2014.The comprehensive program consists of a “layered approach to border control,” giving the Royal Oman Police an efficient and flexible visa processing and security clearance process, including the issuance of eVisas.
Oman bank fingerprint biometrics
OMAN: Royal Omani Police (ROP) & Bank Muscat biometric system compatible with the national ID card
The biometric identification system available across the bank’s network of 138 branches is aimed at improving efficiency and speed of transaction especially when opening new accounts.
Oman: Bank Muscat to use biometrics for customer ID
Bank Muscat launches biometric customer ID system (Hispanic News)
To authenticate banking transactions, the national identification card is required to be inserted in the biometric machine and customers have to validate their identity by scanning their finger print on the machine.