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Oman to suspend arrivals from 10 countries starting February 25

Those who have visited any of these 10 countries within the preceding 14 days are also banned from entering the sultanate

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Air Arabia Egypt to launch direct flights from Cairo to Muscat

The carrier will launch a twice-weekly service between Cairo to Muscat, starting March 11, 2021

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Oman: Mandatory institutional self-paid quarantine for all arrivals, new Covid-19 restrictions announced

The Supreme Committee advised all citizens and residents in Oman to avoid traveling abroad, except in cases of extreme necessity

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Oman says ‘alarming’ surge in Covid-19 cases, extends land border closure indefinitely

Omani citizens will however be allowed to reenter via the land borders, provided they abide by a 7-day institutional health quarantine directive

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BP sells Oman stake to Thai firm in $25bn divestment drive

The deal should help BP deliver on its goal of selling $25bn of assets by 2025

Oman extends closure of international land borders until February 8

As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Oman’s land borders will remain closed until 6pm on February 8

Oman to impose higher visa fees for employing foreign nationals

The most significant increases will apply to top/senior level, middle level and technical and specialised roles

Oman extends visa-free period for citizens of 103 countries for upto 14 days

The step is part of efforts to bolster the tourism sector of the sultanate

Power Letters 2021: Erik Dudman Nielsen, group CEO, Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa

At Virgin Mobile, digital has always been the core of its business proposition

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Oman closes land border for one week, says closure can be extended

The land border will be closed for at least a week, starting at 6pm on Monday, January 18

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In historic move, Oman to appoint first-ever crown prince

A new Basic Law will “set up a specific and stable mechanism for the transfer of power in the sultanate”

GCC leaders convene in Saudi Arabia for summit, sign statement

The GCC summit began with a keynote address by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,501 cases, 1,746 recoveries and 3 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 682

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,590 cases, 1,609 recoveries and 5 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 679

Oman expected to add $779m in revenue from VAT this year

The country last year announced it would impose a 5 per cent VAT in an effort to bolster the economy

Oman banks get more flexibility in financing stock investments

Oman’s central bank also said banking sector in the sultanate was “comfortably placed”

Oman’s expat workforce down by 16% amid pandemic – report

Up to 272,126 foreign workers, mostly from Nepal, Uganda, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Egypt, have left Oman

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Covid-19 update: Oman to reopen its borders on December 29

The sultanate had closed all its borders on December 22 to prevent the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,246 infections, 1,533 recoveries and 3 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 645

Four cases of new mutated strain suspected in Oman

Oman will receive a consignment of 15,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,226 cases, 1,611 recoveries and 3 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has now risen to 642

Covid-19 new strain: Kuwait joins Oman, Saudi in suspending flights, closing its borders

The border closure will be in place from 11pm on Monday, December 21 until Friday, January 1, 2021

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Covid-19 new strain: Oman to close all its borders for a week

Cargo vehicles including planes, ships and trucks will be excluded from the decision

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,077 cases, 845 recoveries and 2 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 639

Oman to start removing utility subsidies from January 2021

The subsidies for the electricity and water sector are about $1.95bn

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,278 cases; 116 infections registered in Oman

The case count in the UAE has now risen to 188,545

Oman approves emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

As of December 15, the sultanate reported 126,719 Covid-19 infections, including 118,505 recoveries and 1,475 deaths

Oman eases age restrictions for mosque-goers

Mosques, however, must take necessary precautions to protect worshippers

No pre-flight Covid-19 PCR test for passengers arriving in Dubai from GCC countries

The exemption is not applicable to passengers arriving by road through the Hatta border

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Oman plans more labour reforms and new taxes – foreign minister

The country also has plans to extend visa-free arrival for up to 30 days for citizens of more than 100 countries