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Oman

Travel to Oman

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.

Travel eligibility

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.

Exemptions

  • Children aged 15 years old and below are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test and bracelet requirements.
  • Crew are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test, bracelet and quarantine requirements.
  • Diplomats and their families are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test and bracelet requirements but are subject to a seven-day quarantine.
  • Any Omani passenger who has recovered from COVID-19 and tests positive on arrival will be allowed to enter the country after providing proof that he/she completed the prescribed quarantine period before taking the COVID-19 PCR test before travelling to Oman.

Health Insurance

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.

Required forms

  • All passengers must complete the COVID-19 PCR test pre-registration form before departure to the Sultanate of Oman and pay the OMR twenty five (25) online
  • Download (Tarrasud+) and H Mushrif applications bracelet that will be paired with HMushrif mobile app.

Quarantine

Effective 2:00pm on 29 March 2021, all passengers arriving in Oman must book accommodation for institutional isolation in hotels via the Sahala platform.

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:

  • Passengers must hold pre-confirmed hotel reservations for at least 7 nights, covering the mandatory quarantine period.
  • All passengers must conduct the COVID-19 PCR test on the 8th day from the date of arrival. If the result is shown negative, the bracelets can be removed as per the established procedures and quarantine can be ended.
  • If the result of the test conducted on the 8th day is positive, the passenger must remain in quarantine for further 10 days starting from the time of sample collection.

The following categories of passengers are exempted from the mandatory institutional quarantine:

  • Omani citizens arriving in Oman are exempted from the mandatory institutional quarantine but should undergo home quarantine and follow other procedures applicable to all passengers arriving in Oman. Omani citizens also not required to present a hotel booking or a guarantee letter for institutional quarantine.
  • Diplomats working at foreign diplomatic missions accredited to the Sultanate, diplomats visiting the Sultanate and their families
  • Passengers aged 18 years old and below if travelling alone, and passengers aged 60 years old and above
  • Aircrew, subject to the precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health
  • Passengers who have a written exemption for medical reasons from concerned health authorities
  • Holders of permits for private institutional isolation centres that are pre-approved by the Relief and Shelter sector
  • Sick passengers whose health conditions require special attention as per the Patient’s Medical Evaluation Form
    • The exception includes two companions for female patients or those below 18 years old. Only one companion will be allowed for male patients over 18 years old. The form must be completed and include approval from MOH.
  • Sea crew moored in the territorial waters of the Sultanate must hold a hotel reservation covering the duration of their stay in Oman based on the letter of the shipping agent

Travel from Oman

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.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.