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Coronavirus: Oman suspends use of civil card for citizens, GCC nationals

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Published on February 29, 2020 at 10.00

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Oman has suspended the use of the Civil Card meant for travel to and from the country. This is due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in several GCC countries as well as in some countries across the world.-KT file photo
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According to a report in the Times of Oman, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) on Friday, February 28, announced the suspension of the card. The card has been suspended for travel for the Omani citizens and nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.-KT file photo
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“The Royal Oman Police (ROP), draws the attention of the Omani citizens and the citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) that the use of the civil card to travel to and from the Sultanate will be suspended for the Omanis and GCC nationals”, said the authority on its official Twitter account.-KT file photo
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The exception is for Omanis who are abroad if their exit is from the Sultanate with a civil ID, and citizens of GCC countries are currently inside the Sultanate, and they wish to return to their countries, if their entry is with their civil ID card, the statement added.-Picture retrieved from Twitter
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The authority confirmed the fact that this decision is provisional and subject to continuous evaluation.-KT file photo
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The authority’s decision will come into effect from Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 12:00am.- Alamy Image
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