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Institutional quarantine for travellers from Iran, Iraq must

31 Aug 2021

The Supreme Committee on Tuesday clarified that the mandatory institutional quarantine is still in place for all those coming from Iraq and Iran including Omani citizens. 

‘All those coming to Oman from Iraq and Iran will still need to go for institutional quarantine, including Omani citizens,’ the Supreme Committee said in a statement.

The decision, which was taken on August 17, is also applicable to passengers travelling from other countries if they have passed through these two countries within a 14-day period prior to their arrivals.

Oman earlier announced that the travel ban would be lifted from Wednesday (September 1) for all other countries but with strict regulations including the need to have two doses of approved vaccines and PCR tests before or upon arrival. These measures are in place to combat the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19.

Travellers below 18 and passengers with medically confirmed health conditions are exempt from presenting the vaccine certificate and PCR test certificate.


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