The Civil Aviation Authority of Oman has decided to extend the suspension of entry from 24 countries, including India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, until further notice.
The decision was taken as part of the country’s measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The other countries on the list include the UK, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Guinea, Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil.
The suspension will come into effect starting 5 PM Friday, 9th of July, 2021, and remains in effect until further notice.
However, Omani citizens, diplomats, health staff, and their families are exempt from the ban and will be subject to entry procedures adopted by the Sultanate.
The ban on arrivals from some of these countries has already been in place since April 24.
In other news, many countries have started allowing Indian nationals to fly in for non-essential travel as the country continues to witness a decline in Covid-19 cases.
Canada, Germany, and the Maldives are the three latest countries that have opened up travel for Indian citizens.
From next week, Indians will be allowed to enter Canada by taking connecting flights as direct flights remain prohibited till July 21. The Indian travelers will have to produce a negative Covid-19 test result taken at the final point of departure to Canada.