Oman reopens September 1
Oman will open its borders to visitors for the first time in 2021 from 12pm on September 1. From next week, fully vaccinated individuals who are either citizens, residents with a valid residency permit or travellers with valid visas are allowed to travel to the Sultanate without prior approval, and will be able to bypass quarantine provided they can prove their vaccine status and present a negative PCR test.
New travel requirements
To travel to Oman, visitors should have a medical certificate – also known as a Covid passport – with a QR code that demonstrates they’ve completed a full course of a locally approved vaccine at least 14 days prior. Currently, this includes AstraZeneca (Covishield), Oxford AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sinovac and Sputnik V, although according to a post by Oman Airports, the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH) will post and update the list of approved vaccines). This must be printed out.
Travellers must also register at Tarassud+ prior to their arrival, which will be updated ahead of September 1 to allow for vaccinated visitors and residents to complete their pre-travel details and avoid mandatory quarantine.
Visitors should also present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, which should be taken within the last 96 hours for those arriving on long haul flights longer than 8 hours, or within 72 hours for those arriving on shorter flights under 8 hours. This must be printed out. Those that travel to Oman without undergoing a PCR test will be required to undergo one at the airport, wear the Tarrasud+ tracking bracelet, and quarantine until their negative result is provided. If the result is positive, they must self-isolate for 10 days.
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