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27 Dec 2020

The Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday announced lifting of the ban on international flights from 12am on Tuesday, December 29. The committee also decided to reopen land and seaports.

The committee  following the recent developments, decided to make it compulsory to get a PCR test done before flying to Oman from other countries, without exception. It has also imposed quarantine for those arriving on short visits to Oman of less than seven days.

Among the precautionary measures, travellers must download and register on the Tarassud + app before coming to Oman. ‘Presenting a PCR negative test upon arrival to the sultanate, provided that the examination was conducted not before 72 hours prior to arrival, is a must,’ the Supreme Committee said in a statement.

‘Visitors must get a PCR test upon arrival at the sultanate’s airports. It is mandatory to have health insurance covering the cost of treating COVID-19, with the exception of Omanis, citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and holders of free treatment cards,’ it added.

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