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Latest Travel Decisions by Oman's Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19

Oman's Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19 is a government committee responsible for nationwide decisions in response to the current coronavirus outbreak, as well as for decisions related to travel recommendations and restrictions through the airports and the other land and sea borders of Oman:

  • To suspend all domestic and international flights from and to Oman (excluding Musandam Governate flights and cargo flights) from Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 12:00PM.
  • Relevant authorities to provide support for Omani citizens and students trapped overseas and to arrange emergency flights to bring them back safely to the Sultanate.
  • As of March 18, 2020, ONLY Omanis are allowed to enter the country, and NO Omani is allowed to exit the country as the Sultanate intends to close all its air, sea and land borders to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

Latest Travel Alerts and Updates by Oman Airport

We inform our passengers traveling to Musandam governorate on the flights exempt from the suspension decision issued by Oman's Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19 that the check-in procedures will resume at the departure terminal at Muscat International Airport, starting from 4 April 2020. All passengers on those flights are asked to proceed to the Departure Hall, 4th Floor, at Muscat International Airport to complete check-in procedures and then report to the boarding gates.

All passengers on these flights are recommended to check on potential updates on their flights and changes in travel procedures well before they head to the airport. We wish you a safe journey and remind you to take proper precautions and stay safe during your travels.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Update

The safety and security of the passengers and customers who pass through our airports or individuals who work at Oman Airports is always our top priority:

We are working closely with our stakeholders and strategic partners to implement the decisions of Oman's Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19 to address and minimize the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Sultanate of Oman. The Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19 is responsible for nationwide decisions in response to the current coronavirus outbreak.

What we are doing?

In addition to the efforts deployed by the Supreme Committee to follow the developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and closely monitor situations in the country and around the world and issue appropriate decisions to address the concerns, multiple measures and precautionary actions have been implemented by Oman Airports to spread awareness, protect the airports’ users and help preventing the spread of the virus:

  • Display of awareness signages at the arrival and departure terminals providing safety and health advice for the travelers, employees and the public; and display of announcements and advice by the Ministry of Health across the airports.
  • Introduction of a self-health screening form to be filled out by all travelers coming to the Sultanate, in coordination with relevant stakeholders;
  • Allocate a waiting area for travelers to undergo screening procedures by the medical staff;
  • Create a safe working environment for the medical staff appointed by the Ministry of Health
  • Allocate a special pathway to the Baggage Claim area to facilitate travelers flow through the airport
  • Installation of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the terminals;
  • Regular online posts across our social medial platforms providing updates on latest decisions, in addition to safety and health advice;
  • Increased cleaning procedures of surfaces across our airports.

Additionally, we will continue updating this page with any travel measures or travel restrictions that are put in place. We will also maintain close contact with all partners involved to implement all travel decisions issued by Oman's Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19.

Travel Advice


Pursuant to the recommendations of Oman's Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19, Omani nationals and residents are recommended to limit their travels, unless extremely urgent. Travelers who intend to travel are urged to check with their airline regarding travel restrictions and the status of their flight.

Decisions of Oman's Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Omani Government, through Oman's Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19, has implemented a number of travel and nationwide restrictions and urged all relevant authorities to take necessary preventive actions and precautionary measures against the spread of coronavirus:

  • To suspend all domestic and international flights from and to Oman (excluding Musandam Governate flights and cargo flights) from Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 12:00PM.
  • Relevant authorities to provide support for Omani citizens and students trapped overseas and to arrange emergency flights to bring them back safely to the Sultanate.
  • Ministry of Health to open a donation bank account to enable people to make donations to support coronavirus response efforts. Details on the bank account to be released by the Ministry of Health.
  • To limit the number of government employees working from the offices to 30% each day to provide basic and essential services and ask the other employees to work from home. The private sector was also urged to roll out have rolled out work-from-home arrangements for their employees and avoid gatherings of large groups of people, effective from March 23, 2020.
  • To close all customer-facing operations and centers in both the public and private sectors and encourage the shift to electronic services.
  • To close all currency exchange offices starting March 23, 2020 and limit currency exchange activities to banks.
  • Urge businesses, merchants and individuals to stop using cash and use electronic payment instead.
  • Suspend the distribution of all print newspapers, magazines and publications, including print media published outside the Sultanate.
  • Prohibit all forms of gatherings in public places or sites open to the public and take appropriate measures to ensure accountability for all violations
  • As of March 18, 2020, entry to the Sultanate of Oman will be restricted to Omani citizens only, as the Sultanate intends to close all its air, sea and land borders to mitigate the spread of coronavirus
  • Omani citizens are prevented from leaving the country, effective March 18, 2020 and until further notice.
  • Closure of mosques and all other places of worship, as of March 18, 2020
  • As of March 17, 2020, entry for all travelers into the Sultanate’s territories from all land, sea and air ports has been suspended, except for citizens of Oman and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
  • All travelers entering Oman will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Closure of public parks
  • Suspension of Friday
  • Suspension of all social gatherings, such as weddings and funerals.
  • Suspending the issuance of tourist visas to all nationalities for one month starting March 15.
  • Suspension of study in all educational institutions for one month, starting from March 15, 2020.

Oman's Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19 urge community, government and business support to comply with the precautionary measures and preventive actions against the spread of coronavirus. The Committee emphasized that it is important for everyone to practice social distancing and minimize contact with people, including home gatherings, to help reducing the ability of the virus to spread in the population.

Protect yourself

Oman's Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19 strongly advise all nationals and residents to reconsider their need for overseas travel at this time.

Travelers who are intended to travel through our airports in Muscat, Salalah and Suhar are reminded of the tips and advice to protect themselves from COVID-19

  • Frequently clean your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Avoid touching surfaces at the airport and in public areas and wash your hands often, and use alcohol hand sanitizer
  • Wash your hands immediately after you finish your check-in or check-out procedures
  • Stay away from crowds to prevent catching the virus.
  • If you choose to wear a face mask, be sure to cover mouth and nose – avoid touching mask once it’s on
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissues – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands
  • Keep acceptable distance from other passengers when queuing at the airport
  • Avoid travel if you have a fever and cough

We wish you all safe travels and God protect us and the world.