Oman bans entry for all unvaccinated travelers due to COVID-19

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Oman said on Tuesday only vaccinated people will be allowed to travel to the sultanate in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Omani state news agency said the decision would be applied to all countries without exception.

On August 19, authorities in Oman said they would be easing a curfew imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19 by reopening public buildings, malls and restaurants and resuming public events.

Shops have been closed and commercial activities shuttered between 8:00 pm and 4:00 am since May.

They will reopen on August 21 but then be restricted again between those hours from Sept 1 to people who have been doubly vaccinated against the virus, a government committee tasked with coordinating efforts against the pandemic said on Twitter.

The committee did not give an explanation for the two-stage process.

Oman also requires travelers to follow a seven-day quarantine requirement.

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