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2020
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Update on travel restrictions related to COVID-19.

Latest update: November 8, 2020

 

New Entry Requirement to the Sultanate of Oman

The Supreme Committee for Dealing with COVID-19 announced on 11 November 2020 that travelers to Oman are now required to undergo a PCR test within 96 hours before arriving in the country and a second test upon arrival at the airport.

Those decisions come after resumption of commercial international flights to and from the Sultanate of Oman from October 1. Since then, Oman Airports has continued to update its precautionary and preventive measures to ensure compliance with the decisions of the local competent authorities, while ensuing the general safety and health of passengers, employees, and users of our airports.

Oman Airports COVID-19 Travel Guidance

If you are an Omani National or an expatriate resident travelling to, from and through the airports of the Sultanate of Oman, you must read the following passenger requirements before you book your travel.

 

On Arrival in Oman

The requirements for entering the Sultanate through Oman Airports as featured in the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Circular, effective from 11 November 2020.

  • All travelers arriving in Oman are required to present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate taken no longer than 96 hours before the scheduled time of arrival in Oman, issued and certified by an authorized health facility in the country of departure.
  • All Travelers arriving in Oman from any destination will be required to undergo another COVID-19 PCR test at arrival.
  • Omani citizens who test positive after recovering from COVID-19 are allowed to travel to Oman, provided that they present a proof that they have completed the compulsory quarantine period in the country where the caught the virus before taking the COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure to Oman.
  • The quarantine period is seven (7) days from the date of arrival in Oman if the passenger has negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test conducted at arrival and another test conducted on the 8th day. If the passenger does not wish to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on the 8th day, they must remain in quarantine until they complete (14) days of quarantine from the date of arrival.
  • Only Omani citizens, GCC nationals and residents in possession of a valid residency are permitted to enter the Sultanate without prior approval.
  • Children who are 15 years old and below are exempt from the COVID-19 PCR test and wristband tracking requirements.
  • Foreign diplomats of all embassies and diplomatic missions who reside in Oman and diplomatic officials visiting Oman are exempt from the COVID-19 PCR test and quarantine requirements.
  • All other previously issued requirements for entry in the Sultanate of Oman remain in force.

 

Before you fly

Before booking a flight, passengers must consider the following requirements:

  • Omani citizens and residents can travel abroad without pre-approval.
  • Check the latest COVID-19 travel and testing requirements for your destination.
  • Consider online check-in, where possible, prior to arrival at the airport to avoid face-to-face contact at the airport
  • Travelers need to be at the airport at least 3 hours before the official time of departure or 4 hours at most.
  • Omani citizens must obtain a health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment at the country of arrival
  • Never travel if you display coronavirus symptoms.
  • Thermal screening takes place at the airport to identify passengers with fever. If you have a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or higher, you will be asked to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test.

 

Travel Safely. Stay Healthy.

Oman Airports has implemented protective measures at the terminal building and at security checkpoints to make the travel procedures and screening process safer for our passengers and employees. Travelers are reminded to observe the following travel, safety, and health measures:

  • You must have a valid air ticket to be allowed into the airport terminal building
  • Do not travel if you feel sick or have a fever.
  • Wear a face mask at all times while at the airport and during your trip. Face masks must be changed every 4 hours, so please bring enough for your journey
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 meters inside the airport terminal.
  • Check-in online to avoid face-to-face contact at the airport.
  • Avoid carrying your phone or other items in your hands when going through check-in process and security checkpoints.
  • Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces, including mobile phones.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a paper towel cover or a flexed elbow when sneezing or coughing, even when wearing a mask.
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with others, including handshaking and other greeting gestures.
  • Meeters and greeters are not allowed into the airport terminal, except for individuals accompanying passengers with special needs (one accompanying individual only)

 

You will need the following documents to assist you:

  • Coronavirus Travel Guide issued by the Civil Aviation Authority

https://presspage-production-content.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2571/coronavirustravelguide-caa.pdf?10000

  • Travel Checklist and Guide:

https://presspage-production-content.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2571/emushrifpdf.pdf?10000

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