Gulf and Middle East
If you are travelling to Oman, you will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and undergo institutional quarantine on arrival.
Quarantine regulations have been revised starting from 29 March 2021. Please refer to the "Quarantine" section for further details.
Entry to Oman is limited to Omani citizens and residents with visas issued on or before 5 April 2021.
Workers who have been out of Oman for more than six months and whose residency is still valid will need to contact his / her sponsor to obtain a work visa form indicating that their residence visa is valid through Royal Oman Police website or through Sanad Centre.
Effective 19 March 2021 12:00pm, a ban has been imposed on all direct passenger flights from the United Kingdom to the Sultanate of Oman. This includes travellers who have transited in the United Kingdom during the past 14 days.
Suspension of entry into Oman
Until further notice, entry to Oman is restricted for passengers travelling from the following countries: the United Kingdom (from 19 March 2021), Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia. The restriction also applies to passengers travelling from any other country but have passed through the specified countries in the 14 days prior to requesting entry to Oman.
Omani citizens, diplomats, health staff and their families are exempted from the restriction but are subject to the procedures for entry mandated by the Sultanate.
Only Omani Citizens are allowed to enter Oman from the United Kingdom.
COVID-19 testing requirements
All passengers arriving in Oman are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within seventy two (72) hours prior to the scheduled time of arrival in Oman. The COVID-19 PCR test shall be a validated and certified medical test result written in Arabic or English.
All passengers arriving to the Sultanate of Oman are required to have international health insurance covering the cost of treatment from COVID-19 for one month except for citizens, GCC nationals and passengers with free treatment card.
Bookings made directly with hotels before 29 March will be accepted until 28 April 2021.
In line with the quarantine regulations, travel to the Sultanate of Oman for a period of less than 8 days is not permitted.
The following quarantine requirements are applicable to international arriving passengers:
The following categories of passengers are exempted from the mandatory institutional quarantine:
Omani citizens shall have health insurance covering COVID-19 valid in the country they are travelling to.
Passenger shall comply with the conditions of the country they are traveling to.
Omani citizens and foreigners are allowed to travel from Oman without a permit.
If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.