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Vaccination not mandatory for residents, citizens to enter Oman

1 Sep 2021

Omani citizens and expatriates holding valid residency who have not taken the COVID-19 vaccine can return to Oman but must adhere to all protocols that are in place including undergoing home quarantine (for Omanis) and institutional quarantine (for non-Omanis) for a period of seven days.

The government has made an exception to facilitate the return of Omani citizens and their families who are outside the sultanate and have not yet received the vaccine. This is also applicable to expatriate workers with valid resident permits who got stuck aboard due to the pandemic. 

‘Expatriates who have taken only one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the sultanate and were unable to obtain the second dose in their countries can come. Non-Omani workers who have not taken any dose can also come back,’ the Government Communication Centre said.

The centre said that such people are allowed to return to the sultanate on the condition of adhering to all the protocols. 

‘These include undergoing COVID-19 PCR tests before and on arrival, wearing electronic tracking bracelet and adhering to the home quarantine (for Omanis) and the institutional quarantine (for non-Omanis) for a period of seven days and a PCR test done on the eighth day,’ the centre said.


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