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Airlines Updates

10.09.2020 Oman Air in October plans to resume scheduled passenger service, with first flight scheduled on 01OCT20. As of 09SEP20, planned operation for the period of 01OCT20 – 24OCT20 as follows.

Additional changes remain likely.

Muscat – Cairo 2 weekly 737-800/-900
Muscat – Delhi 2 weekly 737-800
Muscat – Doha 2 weekly 737-800
Muscat – Dubai 2 weekly 737-800
Muscat – Duqm 3 weekly 737-800
Muscat – Frankfurt 2 weekly A330
Muscat – Islamabad 2 weekly 737-800
Muscat – Istanbul 2 weekly 737-800
Muscat – Khasab 3 weekly 737-800
Muscat – Kochi 2 weekly 737-800
Muscat – Kuala Lumpur 2 weekly A330
Muscat – Lahore 2 weekly 737-800
Muscat – London Heathrow 2 weekly 787-9
Muscat – Manila 2 weekly A330
Muscat – Mumbai 2 weekly 737-800
Muscat – Salalah 2 daily 737-800
Muscat – Zanzibar 2 weekly 737-800

Published on 18.07.2020
SalamAir to operate special flights to Pakistan

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

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Oman
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Oman.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Oman.
  • Passengers must download the ‘Tarassud+’ app onto their smartphone and start the registration process prior to arrival in Oman. Passengers must hold health insurance valid for the duration of their stay in Oman.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals of Oman,
    • Diplomats.
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Flight Restrictions

published 07.07.2020
Flights to Oman are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian and repatriation flights.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

Anyone entering Oman must quarantine for 14 days. Foreign nationals with resident status can do so either at their home in Oman or other in other accommodation (eg hotels) with proof of their ability to cover living costs during that period.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Prior to travelling, you should download the Tarassud+ track and trace application. On arrival in Oman all passengers willl have your temperature checked. If you show symptoms of coronavirus you may be sent to a testing centre and/or a quarantine facility. You may be asked to pay OMR5 for a tracking bracelet. On departure you will have your temperature checked. If you show symptoms of coronavirus, you may be prevented from travelling.

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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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Full Restrictions

  • Oman International flights will resume on 1 October (Reuters, 07.09.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Oman suspended all international flights on Sunday 29 March and land borders are closed. All permissions to return to Oman are subject to the Government of Oman’s approval. When checking in at the airport, residents returning to Oman must present either proof of their accommodation (such as a rental agreement) or have a letter from their sponsor confirming that they have accommodation. On arrival in Oman you will have your temperature checked. If you show symptoms of coronavirus you may be sent to a testing centre and/or a quarantine facility. All foreign nationals must have valid health insurance. Anyone entering Oman must quarantine for 14 days. Foreign nationals with resident status can do so either at their home in Oman or other in other accommodation (eg hotels) with proof of their ability to cover living costs during that period. Prior to travelling, you should download the Tarassud+ track and trace application. On arrival, you may be asked to pay OMR5 for a tracking bracelet. On departure you will have your temperature checked. If you show symptoms of coronavirus, you may be prevented from travelling.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government has stated that no public gatherings, including on beaches or in wadis, should take place. Restrictions are in place in Dhofar governorate banning all travel to and from the governorate at any time. Police patrols and checkpoints have been increased to ensure that these measures are enforced.
    Restrictions on road travel within Oman, including police checkpoints, might be introduced at short notice. You should monitor local news sources or official social media accounts (including the Oman VS COVID19 twitter account ) for the latest information. Always follow the instructions of the local authorities. The local authorities have stated that face masks must be worn in all public places. Failure to follow these instructions could result in a fine and/or prosecution. Some hotels are open (though hotel amenities are subject to COVID-19 restrictions). Contact the hotels directly, to find out what rules are in place during your stay. The government has stated that masks should be worn in public places.
    The following places are closed, or could be subject to temporary closure by the authorities at short notice, across Oman: mosques and other places of worship; events and conferences; most tourist sites (including beaches, wadis and picnic areas).
    Shopping malls have reopened but restrictions are in place. No person below the age of 12 or over the age of 60 may enter a shopping mall. Shoppers must wear masks and temperature checks may be carried out. The government has stated that no public gatherings, including on beaches or in wadis, should take place.

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    08.09.2020
  • Oman Ban on scheduled flights expected to continue (Gulf News, 31.08.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Oman suspended all international flights on Sunday 29 March and land borders are closed. All permissions to return to Oman are subject to the Government of Oman’s approval. When checking in at the airport, residents returning to Oman must present either proof of their accommodation (such as a rental agreement) or have a letter from their sponsor confirming that they have accommodation. On arrival in Oman you will have your temperature checked. If you show symptoms of coronavirus you may be sent to a testing centre and/or a quarantine facility. All foreign nationals must have valid health insurance. Anyone entering Oman must quarantine for 14 days. Foreign nationals with resident status can do so either at their home in Oman or other in other accommodation (eg hotels) with proof of their ability to cover living costs during that period. Prior to travelling, you should download the Tarassud+ track and trace application. On arrival, you may be asked to pay OMR5 for a tracking bracelet. On departure you will have your temperature checked. If you show symptoms of coronavirus, you may be prevented from travelling.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government has stated that no public gatherings, including on beaches or in wadis, should take place. Restrictions are in place in Dhofar governorate banning all travel to and from the governorate at any time. Police patrols and checkpoints have been increased to ensure that these measures are enforced.
    Restrictions on road travel within Oman, including police checkpoints, might be introduced at short notice. You should monitor local news sources or official social media accounts (including the Oman VS COVID19 twitter account [https://twitter.com/omanvscovid19]) for the latest information. Always follow the instructions of the local authorities. The local authorities have stated that face masks must be worn in all public places. Failure to follow these instructions could result in a fine and/or prosecution. Some hotels are open (though hotel amenities are subject to COVID-19 restrictions). Contact the hotels directly, to find out what rules are in place during your stay. The government has stated that masks should be worn in public places. The following places are closed, or could be subject to temporary closure by the authorities at short notice, across Oman: mosques and other places of worship; events and conferences; most tourist sites (including beaches, wadis and picnic areas). Shopping malls have reopened but restrictions are in place. No person below the age of 12 or over the age of 60 may enter a shopping mall. Shoppers must wear masks and temperature checks may be carried out. The government has stated that no public gatherings, including on beaches or in wadis, should take place.

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    02.09.2020
  • Oman Authorities to end ban on night movement 15 August amid COVID-19 pandemic (Reuters, 14.08.2020). Oman will on Saturday 8 August lift a domestic ban on travel between governorates. It will also reduce its curfew for a week to the period between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., instead of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. A full lockdown of the Dhofar governorate in the south will be maintained until further notice.(Reuters, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are currently limited scheduled commercial flights to Oman. You can find the details of these flights on the oman air facebook page, [https://www.facebook.com/omanair], Twitter [https://twitter.com/omanair], or Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/omanairofficial/]. On arrival in Oman you will have your temperature checked. Omani citizens are able to return to Oman without a permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Non Omani citizens are required to gain a permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [consular@mofa.gov.com] via their embassy, sponsor, or by Oman”s national airlines (Oman Air and Salam Air). When checking in at the airport, residents returning to Oman must present either proof of their accomodation (such as a rental agreement) or have a letter from their sponsor confirming that they have accomodation.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government has stated that no public gatherings, including on beaches or in wadis, should take place. Restrictions are in place in Dhofar governorate banning all travel to and from the governorate at any time. Police patrols and checkpoints have been increased to ensure that these measures are enforced.
    Restrictions on road travel within Oman, including police checkpoints, might be introduced at short notice. You should monitor local news sources or official social media accounts (including the Oman VS COVID19 twitter account) [https://twitter.com/omanvscovid19] for the latest information. Always follow the instructions of the local authorities. The local authorities have stated that face masks must be worn in all public places. Failure to follow these instructions could result in a fine and/or prosecution. Some hotels are open (though hotel amenities are subject to COVID-19 restrictions).
    The following places are closed, or could be subject to temporary closure by the authorities at short notice, across Oman: mosques and other places of worship; events and conferences; most tourist sites (including beaches, wadis and picnic areas); souqs; restaurants and cafes (including in hotels) except for takeaway/delivery; gyms, spas and hairdressers. Shopping malls have reopened but restrictions are in place. No person below the age of 12 or over the age of 60 may enter a shopping mall. Shoppers must wear masks and temperature checks may be carried out. The government has stated that no public gatherings, including on beaches or in wadis, should take place.

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    15.08.2020
  • Oman Oman will on Saturday 8 August lift a domestic ban on travel between governorates. It will also reduce its curfew for a week to the period between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., instead of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. A full lockdown of the Dhofar governorate in the south will be maintained until further notice.(Reuters, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are currently limited scheduled commercial flights to Oman. You can find the details of these flights on the oman air facebook page, [https://www.facebook.com/omanair], Twitter [https://twitter.com/omanair], or Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/omanairofficial/]. On arrival in Oman you will have your temperature checked. Omani citizens are able to return to Oman without a permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Non Omani citizens are required to gain a permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [consular@mofa.gov.com] via their embassy, sponsor, or by Oman”s national airlines (Oman Air and Salam Air). When checking in at the airport, residents returning to Oman must present either proof of their accomodation (such as a rental agreement) or have a letter from their sponsor confirming that they have accomodation.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government has stated that no public gatherings, including on beaches or in wadis, should take place. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, nationwide restrictions are currently in place, prohibiting travel within and between governorates from 9pm to 5am until the 15th of August. Additional restrictions are also in place in Dhofar governorate banning all travel to and from the governorate at any time. Police patrols and checkpoints have been increased to ensure that these measures are enforced. Restrictions on road travel within Oman, including police checkpoints, might be introduced at short notice. You should monitor local news sources or official social media accounts (including the Oman VS COVID19 twitter account https://twitter.com/OmanVSCovid19) for the latest information. Always follow the instructions of the local authorities. The local authorities have stated that face masks must be worn in all public places. Failure to follow these instructions could result in a fine and/or prosecution.

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    11.08.2020
  • Oman Oman will on Saturday 8 August lift a domestic ban on travel between governorates. It will also reduce its curfew for a week to the period between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., instead of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. A full lockdown of the Dhofar governorate in the south will be maintained until further notice.(Reuters, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are currently limited scheduled commercial flights to Oman. You can find the details of these flights on the oman air facebook page, [https://www.facebook.com/omanair], Twitter [https://twitter.com/omanair], or Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/omanairofficial/]. On arrival in Oman you will have your temperature checked. Omani citizens are able to return to Oman without a permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Non Omani citizens are required to gain a permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via their embassy, sponsor, or by Oman”s national airlines (Oman Air and Salam Air).

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government has stated that no public gatherings, including on beaches or in wadis, should take place. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, nationwide restrictions are currently in place, prohibiting travel within and between governorates from 9pm to 5am until the 15th of August. Additional restrictions are also in place in Dhofar governorate banning all travel to and from the governorate at any time. Police patrols and checkpoints have been increased to ensure that these measures are enforced. Restrictions on road travel within Oman, including police checkpoints, might be introduced at short notice. You should monitor local news sources or official social media accounts (including the Oman VS COVID19 twitter account https://twitter.com/OmanVSCovid19) for the latest information. Always follow the instructions of the local authorities. The local authorities have stated that face masks must be worn in all public places. Failure to follow these instructions could result in a fine and/or prosecution.

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    09.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    There are currently limited scheduled commercial flights ex-to Oman. On arrival in Oman you will have your temperature checked. If you show symptoms of coronavirus you may be sent to a testing centre and/or a quarantine facility. All foreign nationals must have valid health insurance. Anyone entering Oman must quarantine for 14 days. Foreign nationals with resident status can do so either at their home in Oman or other in other accommodation (eg hotels) with proof of their ability to cover living costs during that period. Prior to travelling, you should download the Tarassud+ track and trace application. On arrival, you may be asked to pay OMR5 for a tracking bracelet. On departure you will have your temperature checked. If you show symptoms of coronavirus, you may be prevented from travelling.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 21 July the Government of Oman announced a nationwide lockdown to take effect from 25 July. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, from 25 July to 8 August, it will not be possible to travel between governorates. During that period, from 7pm to 6am each day, all movement and gatherings will be banned and public places and shops will be closed. Police patrols and checkpoints will be increased to ensure that the lockdown is enforced. Restrictions on road travel within Oman, including police checkpoints, might be introduced at short notice. You should monitor local news sources or official social media accounts (including the Oman VS COVID19 twitter account [https://twitter.com/omanvscovid19] for the latest information. Always follow the instructions of the local authorities. The local authorities have stated that face masks must be worn in all public places. Failure to follow these instructions could result in a fine and/or prosecution. Some hotels are open (though hotel amenities are subject to COVID-19 restrictions). The following places are closed, or could be subject to temporary closure by the authorities at short notice, across Oman: mosques and other places of worship;

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    29.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Oman suspended all commercial international flights on Sunday 29 March and land borders are closed. Subject to demand, Oman Air is operating ad hoc special flights to London Heathrow and occasionally other European destinations. Information about these flights, along with details of how to book, will appear in the English-language local media and on Oman Air’s social media sites (but not their website): Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 21 July the Government of Oman announced a nationwide lockdown to take effect from 25 July. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, from 25 July to 8 August, it will not be possible to travel between governorates. During that period, from 7pm to 6am each day, all movement and gatherings will be banned and public places and shops will be closed. Police patrols and checkpoints will be increased to ensure that the lockdown is enforced. Restrictions on road travel within Oman, including police checkpoints, might be introduced at short notice. The local authorities have stated that face masks must be worn in all public places.Some hotels are open (though hotel amenities are subject to COVID-19 restrictions). Contact your travel agent, or hotels direct, to find out what rules are in place during your stay.

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    26.07.2020
  • Oman Oman will start allowing its citizens to fly outside the country; lockdown in Dhofar and Masirah will remain. (Reuters, 14.07.2020). 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. Government will ban travel between all governorates from 25 July through 8 August to prevent spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.07.2020)

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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 will ban travel between all its governorates from July 25 to Aug. 8, a period that includes a Muslim holiday, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. It will also implement a daily curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the period, which includes the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday period. Shops and public spaces will be closed during the hours of curfew.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.

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    22.07.2020
  • Oman Oman will start allowing its citizens to fly outside the country; lockdown in Dhofar and Masirah will remain. (Reuters, 14.07.2020). 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. Government will ban travel between all governorates from 25 July through 8 August to prevent spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 21.07.2020)

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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 will ban travel between all its governorates from July 25 to Aug. 8, a period that includes a Muslim holiday, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. It will also implement a daily curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the period, which includes the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday period. Shops and public spaces will be closed during the hours of curfew.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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    21.07.2020
  • 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 Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information
    Oman Government
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