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Last updated: 4 October 2021, 10:59 (GMT +4)

Travel to Oman

All passengers arriving to the Sultanate are required to present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate with a QR Code stating that they have received two doses of any COVID-19 vaccine approved in Oman. The last dose must be administered not less than fourteen days before the estimated time of arrival.

Also airlines are required to allow passengers coming to the Sultanate from countries that do not issue QR Code (for RT PCR and vaccine) certificates, provided it is approved by the competent authorities in these countries.

Vaccines approved in Oman

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Oxford AstraZeneca
  • Sputnik V
  • Sinovac
  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson - Single Dose Only
  • Sinopharm
  • Covishield AstraZeneca

Travel eligibility

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

Workers who have been out of Oman for more than six months and whose residency is still valid will need to contact his / her sponsor to obtain a work visa form indicating that their residence visa is valid through Royal Oman Police website or through Sanad Centre.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All passengers arriving to the Sultanate who present a negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate will not be required to quarantine on arrival. The COVID-19 PCR test must be taken within 96 hours of the schedule time of arrival for international flights no longer than 8 hours, and within 72 hours for shorter flights. The PCR test certificate must have a QR code.

Passengers who do not have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate must take a PCR test on arrival and undergo mandatory quarantine with an electronic tracking bracelet until a negative test result is received.

Boarding requirements

Before boarding the aircraft, all passengers, must complete pre-registration on the Tarassud+ platform and upload their vaccine certificate as well as their COVID-19 PCR certificate. Both certificates must have QR Codes. Passengers who prefer to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival must pay for the testing fee and register on the Tarassud+ platform before boarding the aircraft.

Exemptions from vaccination and COVID-19 RT PCR testing

Arriving passengers 18 years old and below are exempted from the vaccination and COVID-19 testing requirements.

Passengers with health conditions that prevent them from receiving the vaccine according to an approved medical certificate are also exempted from presenting vaccine certificates.

Diplomats working in the foreign diplomatic missions accredited to the Sultanate and visiting diplomats are not required to register on the Tarassud+ platform and are exempted from the pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing requirement.

Apps required

  • Download the Tarrasud+ and H Mushrif applications. For any assistance with regards to E Mushrif  applications/registration, please contact the helpline on 00968 24222942

Health Insurance

Arriving passengers except Omani citizens must have international health insurance covering the cost of treatment for COVID-19 for a period of at least one month.

Quarantine

Only passengers arriving in the Sultanate without a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and mandatory quarantine with an electronic tracking bracelet until a negative result is received. 

Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 must undergo mandatory isolation for ten days starting from the test date. 

Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 and test positive on arrival are exempted mandatory isolation provided they present proof that they have completed the prescribed isolation period in the country where they were infected before travelling to the Sultanate.

For Non Vaccinated Citizens and Residents Only:

Omani citizens and their families and non-Omanis working in the Sultanate in public or private units and with valid residency who are not vaccinated (including taken only single dose)  are allowed to return to the Sultanate and subject to the following health requirements issued before 1st of September 2021. They will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and undergo institutional quarantine on arrival.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Passengers travelling to and transiting through Oman on flights or layovers of more than 8 hours must take the COVID-19 PCR test no later than 96 hours before their scheduled time of arrival in Oman.

Passengers on shorter flights (less than 8 hours) must take their COVID-19 PCR test no later than 72 hours before their scheduled time of arrival in Oman.

All passengers must complete the COVID-19 PCR test pre registration form before departure to the Sultanate of Oman and pay the OMR twenty five (25) online

Children aged 18 years old and below are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test and bracelet requirements.

Quarantine

All passengers arriving in Oman must book accommodation for institutional isolation in hotels via the Sahala platform.

All passengers must conduct the COVID-19 PCR test on the 8th day from the date of arrival. If the result is shown negative, the bracelets can be removed as per the established procedures and quarantine can be ended.

If the result of the test conducted on the 8th day is positive, the passenger must remain in quarantine for further 10 days starting from the time of sample collection.

The following categories of passengers are exempted from the mandatory institutional quarantine:

  • Omani citizens arriving in Oman are exempted from the mandatory institutional quarantine but should undergo home quarantine and follow other procedures applicable to all passengers arriving in Oman. Omani citizens also not required to present a hotel booking or a guarantee letter for institutional quarantine.
  • Passengers aged 18 years old and below if travelling alone and passengers aged 60 years old and above
  • All faculty staff working in the public and private education sectors and their family members are exempted from institutional quarantine. It includes also all administrative staff in the public, private and international education sectors. This also applies to the high education sector, training institutes and the institutes supervised by the Ministry of Social Development. However, they have to adhere to home quarantine and wear an electronic tracking bracelet.
  • Aircrew, subject to the precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health
  • Holders of permits for private institutional isolation centres that are pre approved by the Relief and Shelter sector
  • Sick passengers whose health conditions require special attention as per the Patient’s Medical Evaluation Form
    • The exception includes two companions for female patients or those below 18 years old. Only one companion will be allowed for male patients over 18 years old. The form must be completed in full and have the name and signature of the treating doctor along with the hospital stamp.
  • All medical and medical assistance categories (including all health care providers working in the public and private health sectors, such as doctors and nurses, lab and X ray technicians, pharmacists, etc.) and their family members are exempted from the mandatory institutional quarantine upon arrival in the Sultanate, and must comply with home quarantine requirements and wear the electronic tracking bracelet

Travel from Oman

Omani citizens shall have health insurance covering COVID-19 valid in the country they are travelling to.

Passenger shall comply with the conditions of the country they are traveling to.

Omani citizens and foreigners are allowed to travel from Oman without a permit.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.