Oman Lifts Travel Ban From Today

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The Oman government has decided to lift the travel ban from various land, air, and sea outlets starting from today, 29 December 2020.

An official circular issued by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Sultanate of Oman said: “Due to the ongoing implementation of Covid-19 precautionary measures, and as an exception from the air transport rights between the Sultanate and a number of countries, the flights will continue to operate according to bilateral coordination.”

The decision has been taken by the Omani Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic decided during a meeting Sunday to lift the travel ban, both inbound and outbound, from Oman.

The committee studied developments of new COVID-19 variants emerged in many countries. As per report and recommendations of the specialized technical team, the committee decided to annul the decision to ban entry to and exit from the Sultanate from Dec. 29.

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In an attempt to protect all members of the society against the various COVID-19 variants, the committee has taken the following decisions:

  • Obtaining a PCR test, compulsory, before coming to Oman from all countries of the world without exception.
  • Imposing quarantine again for those arriving on short visits to Oman for less than seven days.
  • Registering in (Tarrasud) application prior to arrival in Oman.
  • Obtaining a health insurance that covers costs of COVID-19 treatment. Omanis, GCC citizens and those who have free health cards are exempted.

Also note, the Supreme Committee has urged citizens and residents to avoid travel abroad during the coming period unless extremely necessary.


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