COVID-19 Insurance, PCR Test Mandatory For Passengers Travelling To Oman

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Passengers flying to Oman, please note that Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that it is must to have a 30-day Covid-19 insurance that will cover the cost of coronavirus treatment.

The announcement was made in a newly launched set of guidelines issued ahead of the reopening of airports in the country on October 1. 

According to the guidelines, all arriving passengers are subjected to PCR tests and must go through a 14-day quarantine. “All arrivals in the country are also subjected to PCR tests, the results of which can take anywhere from one to seven days.

They must go through a 14-day quarantine. During this time they must wear an electronic wristband to monitor their whereabouts,” said CAA said.

The new guidelines will come into effect on October 1st.

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CAA noted that foreigners arriving in Oman must provide confirmation of their reserved accommodation and pay for their 14-day stay in institutional quarantine.

However, foreign diplomats who arrive in the country are allowed to enter the home quarantine.

CAA added that “Non-Omanis are allowed a travel permit issued by the State Department based on a request from their embassies, employers or national carriers (Oman Air and SalamAir).”

“Physical distance must be maintained in all areas of the airport and anyone entering the country must register on Tarassud Plus’s COVID monitoring app prior to their arrival,” said CAA.

According to the policy, passengers are only allowed to bring one handbag and one duty-free bag during their time inside the airport to avoid overcrowding at security checkpoints.

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