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Oman opens its skies

August 24, 2021

Starting September 1, the sultanate will open its doors to travellers. The Civil Aviation Authority announced on Monday that the entry ban from all countries on the prohibited list has been lifted.

All Omani citizens, residents of Oman, visa holders of Oman, those who do not require a visa to travel to Oman, and those who can obtain a visa upon arrival are allowed to enter the sultanate in accordance with the pre-COVID-19 system.

Checklist & documentation for travel

No quarantine

Arriving passengers who present a pre-travel negative COVID-19 PCR test result are exempted from quarantine.

PCR test should indicate the result which can be validated and certified with a QR Code.

Test should be conducted within 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of arrival in the sultanate for international flights of more than eight hours, including transit, and 72 hours for shorter flights.

PCR Test requirement

Arriving passengers who don’t have a negative PCR test will have to take the test on arrival. Such travellers will be required to enter mandatory quarantine with an electronic tracking bracelet until a negative PCR test result is received. In cases of a positive PCR test result, the passenger will be required to undergo mandatory health isolation for ten days starting from the test date.

Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 but test positive on arrival are exempted from health isolation provided they are able to submit a proof that they have completed the prescribed isolation.

App registration

Before boarding the aircraft, all passengers, including diplomats, are required to complete pre-registration via Tarassud+ and upload the vaccine certificate as well as PCR certificate, both containing QR codes.

Passengers preferring to do the PCR test upon arrival will pay the prescribed fee when registering via Tarassud+ before boarding the flight.

Passengers Under 18

Arriving passengers aged 18 and younger are exempted from the requirements of vaccine and COVID-19 PCR test.

Patients with diseases that prevent them from receiving COVID-19 vaccines, according to an approved medical certificate, are also exempted from presenting vaccine certificates.

Vaccine protocol

All passengers are required to present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate containing a QR code stating that they have received two doses of a vaccine approved in Oman or single dose in case of vaccines requiring a single dose provided it is approved in Oman.

The last dose should have been taken no less than 14 days ahead of arrival time.

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