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Sultanate opens door for all visa holders

17 Apr 2021

Oman is allowing all visa holders to enter Oman except for those coming from the ten countries from which entry had been banned by the sultanate earlier. 

The Supreme Committee had issued a decision on April 5 to restrict entry to the sultanate to citizens and residency visa holders only starting from April 8. 

However, the Civil Aviation Authority on Friday said that after coordinating with the authorities, the earlier decision has been updated to allow all visa holders to enter Oman. 

‘All valid visa holders are welcome to Oman, regardless of the type and date of issue. Of course, except those coming from the ten countries that have been put on ban list,’ it said. 

The Supreme Committee had issued a decision in February banning all arrivals from Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Guinea, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

The ban also applies to arrivals from other countries who have passed through any of these countries within 14 days prior to coming to the sultanate.

 

Travel advisory for India

 

The sultanate’s embassy in New Delhi has advised against travel to India, except in unavoidable circumstances, due to the steady increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. 

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