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Oman travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

Published on 14.06.2020
Oman Air will operate special flights to Cairo, London, Paris on 19, 21, 22, 26 June as commercial flights remain suspended

Published on 03.06.2020
Oman Air July 2020 Europe service revision as of 03JUN20

Flight Restrictions

Passengers are not allowed to enter Oman.
– This does not apply to nationals of Oman.

Quarantine

The Ministry of Health will apply home or institutional quarantine to all travelers entering Oman (only Omani nationals allowed to enter now) for 14 days.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Sporadic transmission of P. falciparum and P. vivax may occur subsequent to international importations of
parasites. In 2010, local outbreaks of P. falciparum and P. vivax were reported in Ash Sharqiyah North
Governorate. Local cases were also reported in 2011 and 2012.
WHO recommended prevention: none

Other country requirement(s) (2019)
Polio vaccination is required for travellers arriving from polio-exporting countries.

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  • Oman Some domestic flights resume after being grounded (Time of oman, 02.07.2020). Oman has restricted the entry of all travelers except for nationals of Oman.

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    International restrictions:

    All international passenger flights (including transit) are suspended until further notice. A daily flight will continue to operate between the capital’s Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Khasab Airport (KHS, Musandam governorate), as well as cargo flights. All non-Omani nationals are barred entry until further notice. This ban includes Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens and foreign nationals holding valid tourist, business and residency visas. Airport transits remain unaffected. Foreign nationals will be permitted to depart the country during this time, although Omani citizens will not be. Exceptions for Omanis may be made on a case-by-case basis. All cruise ships are also banned from docking at Omani ports.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Oman has resumed some of its domestic flights between Muscat and some airports of oil fields and commercial helicopters as of 1 July.
    The following places are closed across Oman: mosques and other places of worship; events and conferences; all tourist sites (including wadis and picnic areas); all shops in shopping malls (except supermarkets, clinics, pharmacies and opticians); souqs and other traditional markets; restaurants and cafes (including in hotels) except for takeaway/delivery; gyms, spas and hairdressers. The government has stated that no public gatherings, including on beaches, should take place. Restrictions on road travel within Oman, including police checkpoints, might be introduced at short notice. The Oman VS COVID19 twitter account should be monitored for the latest information.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    Certain domestic restrictions have been eased, including the termination of checkpoints, except for those operating on entry and exit points of Muscat province, as well as reopening of certain businesses. Authorities have announced that the following areas will remain under health isolation until at least 29 May: Muscat province; Muttrah province; Commercial market area in the province of Jalan Bani Bu Ali. The recent amendments will allow the reopening of several businesses including (but not limited to) foreign exchange services, shops selling electronic equipment, automobile parts and repair services, and car rentaloffices, provided they adhere to social distancing guidelines and take health precautions outlined by the authorities. Access to/from Muscat governorate closed until at least 22.00 on 29 May. People are encouraged to stay at home unless travelling for essential food or services. Exemptions are made for:employees in the public or private sector who need to be at a certain location to fulfil their duties; ambulance and emergency service vehicles; military and security vehicles; commercial vehicles; and exceptional cases for citizens or residents based on assessment from the authorities manning the checkpoint. All parks, play areas, social gatherings and Friday prayers are banned until further notice. Curfew on minors implemented indicates that all people under the age of 18 must remain indoors from 19.00 to 06.00. Suspension of all public transport including all buses, ferries, taxis, vans and microbuses until further notice. Buses and ferries heading to Musandam and the Wilayat of Masirah are exempt from the new restrictions.

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    02.07.2020
  • Oman Oman has restricted the entry of all travelers except for nationals of Oman.

    International restrictions:

    All international and domestic passenger flights (including transit) are suspended until further notice. A daily flight will continue to operate between the capital’s Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Khasab Airport (KHS, Musandam governorate), as well as cargo flights. All non-Omani nationals are barred entry until further notice. This ban includes Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens and foreign nationals holding valid tourist, business and residency visas. Airport transits remain unaffected. Foreign nationals will be permitted to depart the country during this time, although Omani citizens will not be. Exceptions for Omanis may be made on a case-by-case basis. All cruise ships are also banned from docking at Omani ports.

    Internal restrictions:

    Certain domestic restrictions have been eased, including the termination of checkpoints, except for those operating on entry and exit points of Muscat province, as well as reopening of certain businesses. Authorities have announced that the following areas will remain under health isolation until at least 29 May: Muscat province; Muttrah province; Commercial market area in the province of Jalan Bani Bu Ali. The recent amendments will allow the reopening of several businesses including (but not limited to) foreign exchange services, shops selling electronic equipment, automobile parts and repair services, and car rentaloffices, provided they adhere to social distancing guidelines and take health precautions outlined by the authorities. Access to/from Muscat governorate closed until at least 22.00 on 29 May. People are encouraged to stay at home unless travelling for essential food or services. Exemptions are made for:employees in the public or private sector who need to be at a certain location to fulfil their duties; ambulance and emergency service vehicles; military and security vehicles; commercial vehicles; and exceptional cases for citizens or residents based on assessment from the authorities manning the checkpoint. All parks, play areas, social gatherings and Friday prayers are banned until further notice. Curfew on minors implemented indicates that all people under the age of 18 must remain indoors from 19.00 to 06.00. Suspension of all public transport including all buses, ferries, taxis, vans and microbuses until further notice. Buses and ferries heading to Musandam and the Wilayat of Masirah are exempt from the new restrictions.

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    26.05.2020
  • Oman Oman suspends all flights from March 29, except cargo and flights to Musandam (State TV, 24.03.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international and domestic passenger flights (including transit) are suspended until further notice.
    A daily flight will continue to operate between the capital’s Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Khasab Airport (KHS, Musandam governorate), as well as cargo flights.
    All non-Omani nationals are barred entry until further notice. This ban includes Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens and foreign nationals holding valid tourist, business and residency visas. Airport transits remain unaffected. Foreign nationals will be permitted to depart the country during this time, although Omani citizens will not be. Exceptions for Omanis may be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Internal restrictions:

    International restrictions:

    All international and domestic passenger flights (including transit) are suspended until further notice.
    A daily flight will continue to operate between the capital’s Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Khasab Airport (KHS, Musandam governorate), as well as cargo flights.
    All non-Omani nationals are barred entry until further notice. This ban includes Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens and foreign nationals holding valid tourist, business and residency visas. Airport transits remain unaffected. Foreign nationals will be permitted to depart the country during this time, although Omani citizens will not be. Exceptions for Omanis may be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Suspension of all public transport including all buses, ferries, taxis, vans and microbuses until further notice.
    Buses and ferries heading to Musandam and the Wilayat of Masirah are exempt from the new restrictions.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/oman/staying-during-coronavirus]
    [https://om.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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