BORDER STATUS

Latest information on travel bans during COVID-19

Oman

Country`s borders status

Oman’s borders are closed with some exceptions.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • citizens of Oman;
  • holders of a visa issued by Oman if they have not been in Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom or Viet Nam in the past 14 days;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport traveling on duty.

Arriving passengers must:

  • download the Tarassud+ app before arrival (those who stay for more than 7 days must download the Hmushrif app);
  • register online before departure and complete a “Traveler registration form”;
  • pay OMR 25 on arrival;
  • have insurance to cover medical expenses in Oman for a period of one month. This does not apply to citizens of Oman.

Arriving people must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test in Arabic or English. If the person is arriving on a flight that take 8 hours or longer, including transit, the test must be taken not more than 96 hours before arrival. If the person is arriving on a flight that take shorter than 8 hours, the test must be taken not more than 72 hours before arrival.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens of Oman who, after recovering from COVID-19, get a positive COVID-19 PCR test result. They must prove that they completed the quarantine period before taking the test;
  • children under 16;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport traveling on duty.

Passengers are subject to COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • children under 16;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport traveling on duty.

Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense. They must have a hotel reservation confirmation. The hotel must be booked on the website or via the Hmushrif app.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens of Oman;
  • people under 18 traveling alone;
  • people older than 60;
  • holders of authorization from the Health Authorities;
  • holders of a permit for private institutional isolation centers that are pre-approved by the Relief and Shelter Sector.

All visa on arrival facilities are suspended.


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