Oman bans entry of travelers from coronavirus-affected countries

A foreign traveller wearing a mask walks past a departures information board at Beijing International Airport in Beijing, China as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, February 1, 2020. (Reuters)

Oman implemented on Monday a travel ban on all visitors from countries where the coronavirus has spread, the foreign ministry said in a tweet.

“The concerned authorities stated that due to the rise rate of coronavirus infection in some countries, visitors to the Sultanate from countries where the coronavirus has spread will be banned from entering the country through all air, sea and land entry ports, as a precautionary measure,” the ministry said.

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The ministry did not specify the countries to which the travel ban applies.

There has been six reported cases of the virus in Oman, all of which involve travelers who came from Iran.

Oman on Friday banned the use of national identity cards for Omani nationals and GCC citizens to enter and exit the country as a precautionary measure to combat the spread of coronavirus.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 03 March 2020 KSA 09:30 - GMT 06:30