Update on travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
Update on travel restrictions related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Latest update: September 30, 2020
Resumption of International Air Traffic
From Thursday, October 1
Following the decision of the Supreme Committee on resuming commercial international flights to and from the Sultanate of Oman from October 1, Oman Airports has put in place precautionary and preventive measures to ensure 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.
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.
- Maintain social distancing of at least 2 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.
- 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)
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.
- If you have a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or higher, you will be asked to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test.
On Arrival in Oman
The requirements for entering the Sultanate through Oman Airports as featured in the recommendations of the Ministry of Health in coordination with relevant authorities.
- Only Omani citizens, GCC nationals and residents in possession of a valid residency are permitted to enter the Sultanate without prior approval.
- Travelers not in possession of the Omani nationality or a valid Omani residency are required to have an international health insurance that covers the expenses of Covid-19 treatment for the minimal period of 1 month
- All Travelers arriving into Oman from any destination will be required to undergo another COVID-19 PCR test after clearing immigration and prior to baggage collection.
- Travelers must download Tarassud+ and HMushrif applications before arriving into the country and complete their registration through the following link:
- Travelers staying for a period of 1 to 7 days must register to the Tarassud+ app and pay the PCR test fee of 25 Omani Riyals. Then, they need to self-isolate until they receive a negative result of the test, which will be sent via the App within 24 hours.
- Travelers staying for more than 7 days must register to Tarassud + application and pay the PCR test fee of 25 Omani Riyals, and they must also remain in quarantine for 14 days while wear the program's tracking bracelet whether the results are negative or positive.
- Children under the age of 15 are exempt from the PCR test.
Diplomats and their families are exempt from wearing a tracking bracelet only, however they are required take the test and remain in quarantine for 14-days if they are staying more than 7 days.
- Airplane crew members are exempt from quarantine and they must instead abide by the precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health for airplane crew members.
You will need the following documents to assist you:
- Coronavirus Travel Guide issued by the Civil Aviation Authority
- Travel Checklist and Guide: