Oman Air To Resume Flights Between Muscat And 8 Indian Cities Starting March 27

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Oman Air, the national airline of Oman based at Muscat International Airport announced that it will resume scheduled international operations between Oman and 8 Indian cities starting 27th March 2022.

This comes after the Indian government has decided to resume scheduled commercial international passenger services to/from India effective on March 27, 2022, after being suspended for two years.

As per a social media update, Oman Air has a plan to resume flights between Muscat and eight Indian cities – including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Kozhikode.

Oman Air Flights To India

Oman Air is currently accepting reservations for nonstop direct flights from Muscat to Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Kochi, Kozhikode, and Mumbai.

All of these flights will be operated by the Boeing 737-800, with the exception of flights to Kozhikode, which will be run by the Boeing 737-900, and flights to Mumbai, which will be operated by the airline’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

It is important to note that no direct flights to cities such as Bengaluru or Hyderabad have been announced as of now. Passengers seeking to travel to these two specific locations will have to fly to Mumbai on Oman Air before connecting to Bengaluru on Vistara’s interline partner. Similarly, travellers flying from Hyderabad would have to stop in Delhi before connecting to a Vistara flight.

Guidelines For Passengers Travelling To Oman

1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

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Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V. The certificate must have a QR code or be approved by the authorities in the country of departure. This does not apply to;

  •  Nationals of Oman;
  •  Passengers younger than 18 years.

2. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses for at least 1 month. Passengers must have:

  •  This does not apply to nationals of Oman.

3. Passengers can submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 96 hours before arrival if arriving on a flight that takes 8 hours or more (including transit); or

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival if arriving on a flight that takes less than 8 hours. Or
  • Undergo COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival

This does not apply to

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  • Passengers younger than 18 years.
  • Diplomats
  • Passenger who are fully vaccinated – 2 doses of the approved vaccination. The last dose must have taken 14 days prior to departure.

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