Coronavirus: Oman sets travel guidelines, mandates 14-day quarantine for foreigners

Indian nationals check in at the Muscat International Airport before leaving the Omani capital. (File photo: AFP)

Oman has set new travel guidelines for all departing and arriving passengers, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for foreigners, in an effort to contain the recent surge of coronavirus cases, the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) announced on Friday.

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The guidelines for arriving passengers are as follows:

-Citizens arriving in Oman must quarantine at home for 14 days.

-Foreigners arriving in Oman will be subject to institutional quarantine for 14 days and must present confirmation of accommodation and the means to cover their expenses.

-Aircraft crew are exempt from the 14-day quarantine but must ensure they adhere to precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health.

-All arriving passengers are required to download and register the Tarassud+ app before arriving in Oman.

-All arriving passengers must obtain a tracking bracelet that they will wear during the entire duration of the quarantine period (passengers will be required to pay $12 for the bracelet).

-All visitors are required to have valid health insurance for the entire duration of their stay in Oman.

-Foreign diplomas returning to Oman are excluded from the above mentioned guidelines but must quarantine at home.

The guidelines for departing passengers are as follows:

-Omani citizens must have valid health insurance that covers the country they are traveling to.

-All Omani citizens and residents must comply with the restrictions in place in their destination country.

-Omani citizens and residents traveling from Oman will not require a permit.

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Last Update: Sunday, 26 July 2020 KSA 08:59 - GMT 05:59
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