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Health insurance mandatory for Omani travellers: MoH

23 Nov 2020

Omani citizens who are travelling abroad must have valid health insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage and death, says Ministry of Heath.

They should also fulfil the requirements of the country they are travelling to such as the necessary checks and the required permits at their own expense.

The ministry said some categories of Omani travellers have been excluded from the health and COVID-19 procedures at land ports. They include Omanis who live or work in neighbouring countries and commute to work daily via borders. Also exempted are Omani families residing at the land borders in the governorates of Musandam, Buraimi and Dhofar (with proof of residence from the Wali’s office) provided they follow all travel procedures – arrivals and departures marked in eMushrif app of the Ministry of Health. 

The ministry confirmed that people who come to Oman must have health insurance for coronavirus treatment and should present a negative PCR test conducted within 96 hours of the scheduled time of arrival in Oman. Travellers must download Tarassud+ and eMushrif applications before arriving in the country.

The quarantine period is seven days from the date of arrival in Oman if the passenger has negative result of a COVID-19 PCR test conducted on arrival and another PCR test conducted on the eighth day. If the passenger does not wish to undertake a PCR test on the eight day, the quarantine will continue for 14 days from the date of arrival.

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