Covid-19: Oman to allow entry to vaccine certificate holders

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Muscat - The country's aviation authority said it had dropped a list of countries from which arrivals were banned.

By Agencies

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Published: Tue 24 Aug 2021, 2:21 AM

Oman will allow anyone holding a Covid-19 vaccine certificate to travel to the country from September 1, the Civil Aviation Authority said on Twitter on Monday.

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The authority said it had dropped a list of countries from which arrivals were banned due to the pandemic.

All Omani citizens, residents, visa holders, those who do not require a visa to travel to Oman, and those who can obtain a visa upon arrival are allowed to enter the sultanate in accordance with the pre-Covid system.

Passengers are required to present a Covid-19 vaccine certificate containing a QR Code stating that they have received two doses of a vaccine approved in Oman, or in cases where a single dose is approved by the health authorities of the sultanate, have received one dose of such vaccine.

The last dose is required to have been received not less than 14 days ahead of the estimated arrival time.

Passengers who present a pre-travel negative PCR test result are exempted from quarantine.

Passengers arriving without a negative PCR test result are subject to a test upon arrival after which they shall be required to enter mandatory quarantine with an electronic tracking bracelet until a negative PCR test result is received.

However, in cases of a positive PCR test result, the passenger shall be required to undergo mandatory health isolation for 10 days starting from the test date.

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