Lifting of travel restrictions

24 Aug 2021 / Oman

According to Circular 19/2021 from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), 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 from 12pm (Oman time) on 1 September in accordance with the pre-COVID guidelines.

The list of countries from which arrivals are prohibited from entering the territory of the Sultanate has been terminated.

All passengers arriving to the Sultanate 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 in cases where a single dose is approved by the health authorities of the Sultanate, have received one dose of such a vaccine. The last dose is required to have been received not less than 14 days ahead of estimated arrival time.

All passengers arriving to the Sultanate presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test result are exempted from quarantine. The COVID-19 PCR test shall indicate the medical test result which can be validated and certified with a QR code and the test shall be conducted within 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of arrival in the Sultanate for international flights of more than eight (8) hours duration, including transit and 72 hours for shorter flights.

All passengers arriving to the Sultanate without holding a negative COVID-19 PCR test are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival where after the traveller shall be required to enter mandatory quarantine with electronic tracking bracelet until a negative PCR test result is received. However, in cases of a positive PCR test result, the passenger shall be required to undergo mandatory health isolation for ten (10) days starting from the test date. Except that passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 but tested positive on arrival are exempted from health isolation provided they are able to submit proof that they have completed the prescribed isolation period in the country where they were infected before travelling to the Sultanate.

Before boarding the aircraft, all passengers arriving to the Sultanate, including diplomats, are required to complete pre-registration via (Tarassud+) Platform and to upload the vaccine certificate as well as the COYID-19 PCR certificate, both containing QR Codes. If the passenger prefers to conduct the COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, the passenger shall pay the prescribed fees when registering via (Tarassud+) platform before boarding the aircraft.

Arriving passengers aged 18 and below are exempted from the requirements of the vaccine and COVID-19 PCR test. Patients with diseases that prevent them from receiving the vaccine according to an approved medical certificate are also exempted from presenting vaccine certificates.

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