I'm flying from the USA to Oman, and want to be sure this won't be a problem. Will I have to pay a duty when I arrive in Oman?

  • Pay taxes where?
    – Michael
    May 4, 2017 at 14:12
  • Do you mean customs duties? May 4, 2017 at 23:49
  • Yes you can no problem. If anyone asks just make them aware of what it is.
    – user60787
    May 5, 2017 at 1:54
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    You only have to pay taxes for things you buy new in the country you visited. If you have receipts or copies of the receipts of your pc, it won't hurt to bring them so you can prove you didn't just buy it on holiday/visit.
    – Summer
    May 16, 2017 at 8:51

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You should not have to pay duty, as personal effects are duty free, but you would note it on your declaration and anticipate questions, as all baggage, both carry on and checked, is x-rayed in Customs.

What to expect when I arrive - Muscat Airport

Oman has strict laws governing the import of items into the country. It is important that you are familiar with the restrictions before you travel.

After you have collected your baggage from the carousel follow the signs to the exit. You will pass through customs clearance. At this point all baggage, including hand baggage will be x-rayed and may be searched. If you have anything to declare, you must declare it when your baggage is x-rayed.

And, if you are relocating to Oman:

Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free provided goods have been owned and used by the customer for a minimum of 6 months....

As others have suggested, it's a good idea to take along a copy of the purchase invoice or receipt, just in case.

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