New guidelines for institutional isolation

24 Mar 2021 / Oman

Starting from 2pm on 29 March, all arrivals into Oman must book accommodation in hotels and institutional isolation via the platform at

The following passenger categories are exempted from presenting pre-confirmed hotel reservations before they are checked in at the airport of departure:

  • Diplomats working at foreign diplomatic missions accredited to the Sultanate, their families, and diplomats visiting the Sultanate.
  • Arrivals from age of 18 and less if traveling alone, and arrivals at the age of 60 and above.
  • Aircrew, subject to the precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health.
  • Sick passengers whose health conditions require special attention. The exception includes two companions with female or under 18 years old patients and only one companion with male patients above 18.
  • Holders of permits for private institutional isolation centers that are preapproved by the Relief & Shelter Sector.
  • For sea crews moored in the territorial waters of the Sultanate, airlines are obliged to ensure that there is a hotel reservation covering the duration of their stay in Oman based on the letter of the shipping agent.

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