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Middle East > Oman: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 304 025

Active cases: 56

Recovered: 299 362

Deaths: 4 103

Vaccination count: 3 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-10-17

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
Effective September 01, 2021, two-dose COVID vaccination is mandatory for people aged 18 years and above who wish to enter the Sultanate through all land, sea, and airports of entry. The vaccination requirement will be in addition to the PCR test before or on arrival to the Sultanate. The Sultanate has 8 approved vaccines which include: Oxford-AstraZeneca, AstraZeneca-Covshield, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, Sinopharm, and Sputnik V.

All travelers coming to the Sultanate before their arrival are required to:

1- Pre-registration via (Tarassud+) Platform and upload the vaccine certificate as well as the COVID-19 PCR certificate, both should contain QR Codes.

2- If the passenger prefers to conduct the COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, the passenger must pay the prescribed fees when registering via (Tarassud+) platform.

3- Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 but test positive on arrival are exempt from health isolation provided they are able to submit proof they have completed the required isolation period in the country where they were infected.

4- All passengers must have international health insurance covering the cost of COVID-19 treatment for the period of at least one month.

All travelers arriving to Oman must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test before their arrival in Oman – for shorter flights, the test must be within 72 hours and with longer international flights (i.e., with a period of no less than 8 hours) within 96 hours. Travelers should carry their negative test results with them as airlines and immigration officials may ask for proof of this requirement. All travelers coming to the Sultanate with a pre-travel negative PCR test are exempt from quarantine.

All travelers coming to the Sultanate without a pre-travel PCR test are required to:

Take a PCR test upon their arrival at the airport
Wear Tarrasud+ bracelet and adhere to quarantine until a negative PCR test result is detected.
If the PCR test is positive, the traveler must complete 10-day quarantine is required.
Travelers below 18 years of age and passengers with medically confirmed health conditions that prevent them from taking the vaccination are exempt from presenting Covid-19 vaccine certificate and PCR test.

Non-Omanis holding a valid residency visa who have not received the vaccine are allowed to return to the Sultanate, but subject to applicable procedures, such as taking the PCR test before arrival, PCR test upon arrival at Oman’s airports, wearing the electronic tracking bracelet and institutional quarantine for seven days. The PCR test must then be repeated on the 8th day of quarantine.

Tests: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Yes
Quarantine for 7 days required for all countries.

Information updated on 2021-10-13.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Yes
On August 19, 2021, the Government of Oman’s Supreme Committee on COVID-19 announced the end of the curfew and closure of commercial activities between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am. Curfew conditions were lifted in the Sultanate effective Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Entry to government and private establishments will be restricted to vaccinated individuals. Proof of vaccination will be required for entry to these establishments beginning September 01, 2021.

As of October 1, 2020, movement between all governorates is allowed.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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