Lockdown to be lifted

24 Sep 2020 / Oman

Oman’s Supreme Committee on COVID-19 has announced new measures to restore normal life in the country after months of restrictions and lockdowns.

Lockdown will be lifted from 1 October to facilitate the movement of citizens and residents. All individuals and institutions must adhere to precautionary and preventive measures.

Also from 1 October, expats with residency can return to the Sultanate provided they undergo a laboratory examination upon arrival and are committed to quarantine for a period of 14 days.

Crew changes and the embarkation/disembarkation of security advisors, technical personnel, superintendent, etc. remain suspended at all ports in Oman until further notice.

Disembarkation of crew only under medical grounds/medical evacuation can be arranged for which permits/prior approvals from the concerned authorities must be obtained on a case by case basis after submission of required details/history/condition of crew.

All incoming vessels have to follow/adhere to Ministry of Health/Ministry of Transport/respective Port authority guidelines.

Immigration authorities have suspended accepting visa applications until further notice.

Supply of provisions/stores/spares etc. can be arranged which is subject to prior approvals from the authorities.

International air traffic will resume from 1 October. Oman Air started operating six flights per week between Muscat and Duqm on 20 September.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Oman, contact GAC Oman at [email protected]

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