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MoH signs agreement to provide PCR tests at airports

4 Oct 2020

The Ministry of Health (MoH), Oman Airports and Supply International Company recently signed an agreement to provide PCR tests at the border entry points for travellers entering the sultanate.

The agreement was signed by MoH’s Undersecretary for Administrative, Financial and Planning Affairs, the CEO Oman Airports and the CEO of Supply International Company. 

The signing was held in the presence of CEO of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) along with a number of officials from the MoH, CAA, Royal Oman Police, Oman Airports and Supply International Company. 

MoH has signed a contract with Medical Mushrif Company in order to register travellers entering the sultanate in Tarrasud+, as well as to provide digital bracelets for them.

A medical lab has been provided at Muscat International Airport to accelerate the PCR results. The lab is connected with Tarrasud + application in order to follow up the travel-lers through Mushrif that is responsible for tracking the person’s movement under quarantine, as well as medical scout that is responsible for communication with the quarantined person through artificial intelligence.

Another lab will be provided at the Salalah International Airport.

According to the requirements set by the MoH and CAA, a mandatory PCR test at the expense of the traveller is required when entering the sultanate. The PCR tests need to be pre-booked on the Tarassud+ mobile application, which should be downloaded before or on arriving at the airport. 

The application serves to gather all relevant passenger details and gives the users secure and easy access to pay for their PCR tests online, with the price per test set at RO25.

If the test findings are negative, passengers staying less than seven days will continue their stay in the sultanate, while passengers staying more than seven days are required to wear a wristband and follow a 14-day quarantine. If the test result is  positive, the passenger will have to abide by self-isolation restrictions. 

 

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