Oman: Travel ban lifted for all countries; vaccination mandatory to enter most establishments
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Oman: Travel ban lifted for all countries; vaccination mandatory to enter most establishments

Oman: Travel ban lifted for all countries; vaccination mandatory to enter most establishments

Omani citizens, residents and visitors will be allowed to enter the sultanate from September 1

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Oman has decided to lift the entry ban on arrivals from all countries starting September 1, 2021.

Omani citizens, resident visa holders of Oman, those who do not require a visa to travel to Oman, and those eligible for visa on arrival will be allowed to enter the sultanate.

The country’s Supreme Committee tasked with dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, has said that all those aged 18 and over who are entering the country through the land, sea and air entry points must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine recognised by Oman.

These vaccines include: Covishield, AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac and Sputnik V. These passengers must present a medical certificate with a QR code proving their vaccination status, and they should have completed at least 14 days from the time they took their second jab.

There will be no quarantine for travellers who have secured their pre-travel negative PCR test results – 96 hours before departure in the case of long-haul flights (over 8 hours duration), and 72 hours before departure for all other flights.

Upon arrival all travellers including diplomats, who have not taken a pre-travel Covid-19 test must take a PCR test on arrival, wear a Tarassud+ bracelet as well as quarantine until their negative test result is obtained. If they test positive by way of the PCR test administered on arrival, they must quarantine for 10 days.

Prior to travel, the passengers must register at Tarassud+ and print their Covid-19 certificate as well as vaccination certificate, both of which should have a QR code.

Travellers below the age of 18 and those medically exempt from receiving a vaccine do not have to present a vaccine or PCR test certificate.

Vaccinations mandatory for entry to most establishments within Oman

The Supreme Committee also said that vaccinations will be mandatory to enter government and private sector establishments starting September 1, 2021.

The private sector establishments include commercial complexes, restaurants and other business outlets, as well as venues hosting cultural, sports and group activities.

Local media in Oman reported on Monday that around 2,336,980 individuals have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Oman as of August 22, thereby covering 66 per cent of the target population.

Of these, 1,294,098 individuals or 37 per cent have received their first dose, while the remaining 1,042,882 or 29 per cent are now fully vaccinated.

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