GCC Citizens, Residents with valid residency permits and passengers with valid visa are allowed to enter in Oman, without any prior approval effective form 10 December 2020: (CAA circular on 10-Dec-20, 11th & 22nd Feb21)
Arriving Passenger to Muscat:
Ø Expired Visa/180 days Overstay: Employment VISA holder who’s VISA expired and renewed or overstayed above 180 days out of Oman, are not allowed to enter Oman, even if they are holding E- Visa as per latest instructions of Royal Oman Police. Exceptions, holder of family joining and Investor Visa or NOC from DG of Passport and Residence of Oman. (Sample NOC attached)(ROP letter 30-Dec-2020).
Ø Mandatory RT-PCR test for COVID-19: Passenger should carry 6 copies of RT-PCR Negative certificate from any Govt. Approved Laboratory with validity of 72 hours from the sample collection to Arrival time. (Children aged below 10 years are exempted from COVID-19 PCR test).
Ø Mandatory Quarantine/Isolation at own cost Effective from 15th February 2021-1200 PM & onward:
ü All passengers arriving Oman shall undergo mandatory institutional health isolation at their own expense.
ü Passengers must produce pre-confirmed hotel reservations (at least for 7 nights) before departure.
(Exemption: Provided that, 1.Diplomats working at foreign diplomatic missions accredited to the
Sultanate, Diplomats visiting the Sultanate and their families, 2.Arrivals under the age of 18 or less
(If travelling alone) and the age of 60 and above, 3.Aircrew, 4. Sick passengers who obtain an
Exemption in writing from the concerned health authorities due to their medical circumstances,
5. Holders of permits for private institutional Isolation centers that are pre-approved by the Relief
& Shelter Sector etc. are exempted from Presenting pre-confirmed hotel reservations.)
6. Sea crews are also exempted from Presenting pre-confirmed hotel reservations but they must
hold a hotel reservation covering the duration of their stay in Oman based on the letter of the shipping
ü Patient’s Medical Evaluation form is to be used by the passengers (Patients), who desire exemption from institutional quarantine on arrival in Oman. ( Sample attached herewith)
ü Passengers arriving in Oman can book accommodation at any hotel in Oman, or take advantage of the list of hotels prepared and updated by the competent authorities for institutional isolation and published via the platform of (Oman Vs Covidl9)
Ø International Health Insurance: Non-Omani citizens or Residence Visa holders travelling to Oman are required to have an ‘International Health Insurance’ covering the cost of treatment for Covid- 19 for period of one month at least.
Ø On Arrival COVID-19 PCR test: All the passengers coming to Oman subject to COVID-19 PCR test on Arrival and must register themselves before boarding and pay OMR 25 (Twenty Five) through online using bank card on covid19.emushrif: (https://covid19.emushrif.om/pre-registration-info/travel) for the COVID-19 PCR test. Provided that, this amount may be paid upon arrival. (Airlines must not check in any passengers who did not complete this procedures accordingly)
ü Children aged 10 years & below, Diplomats working at foreigner embassies accredited to Oman and diplomats visiting Oman are exempted from COVID-19 PCR test & from the tracking wristband. However, Diplomats working at foreigner embassies are subject to seven-day quarantine.
ü While traveling each passenger must carry an Android (Smartphone) Mobile Phone to Download Tarassud+ App from Google Play store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=om.gov.moh.tarassudapplicatio n&hl=en
ü Before departure (Ex-BD) all passengers must download the Tarassud+ Apps in his/her own smart phone Passengers must have a Smartphone and Omani Mobile active SIM upon arrival.
Departing Passenger (Ex-Muscat): Must follow below procedures,
Ø Mandatory RT-PCR test for COVID-19: Passenger should carry PCR negative certificate from any Govt. Approved Laboratory with validity of 72 hours from the sample collection to Departure time. (Children aged below 10 years are exempted from COVID-19 PCR test)
Ø Mandatory Hand Gloves & Musk: All passengers must wear Face Musk, Hand Gloves during the whole journey from the time of arrival at Muscat airport till final destination.
Kindly be Informed & Act accordingly at your end.
Legal action will be taken against the offending airlines as per directives of CAA of OMAN.