Oman (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Health Insurance is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 16.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Oman.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates;
– passengers with a resident visa issued by Oman;
– passengers with a visa;
– passengers who can obtain a visa on arrival.
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in Arabic or English.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 16 years;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport.
3. Passengers must register online before departure at https://covid19.emushrif.om/traveler/travel . They must complete the “Traveler registration form” and pay the test upon arrival fee of OMR 25.
4. Passengers are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 16 years;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport.
5. Passengers are subject to quarantine at their own expense. They must have a confirmed hotel reservation for at least 7 days.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a diplomatic passport;
– passengers younger than 16 years;
– passengers older than 60 years;
– passengers who are sick and have obtained an authorization from the Health Authorities;
– passengers with a permit for private institutional isolation centers that are pre-approved by the Relief and Shelter Sector.
6. Passengers must have an insurance to cover Coronavirus (COVID-19) medical expenses in Oman for a period of one month.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
7. Passengers must download the Tarassud+ app and the Hmushrif app before departure.
8. Visa on arrival facilities have been reinstated.
 

Detailed Tourist Information

Travelers arriving to Oman from any destination will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before their arrival in Oman and again eight days after arrival. Travelers should carry their negative test results with them as airlines and immigration officials may ask for proof of this requirement. All travelers will have to quarantine for minimum of seven days upon arrival.

Travelers are required to have a valid health insurance policy to cover their stay in the Sultanate of Oman.

According to the requirements set by the Ministry of Health and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), all arrivals are subject to a mandatory PCR test at the expense of the traveler when entering the Sultanate. PCR tests will have to be pre-booked on Tarassud+ mobile application prior to arrival in Oman. The application serves to gather all relevant passenger details and gives the users secure and easy access to pay for their PCR tests online, with the price per test set at 25 OMR. If the test findings are positive, passengers will have to abide by the self-isolation restrictions.
 

Lockdown Details

The Omani government has stated that no public gatherings should take place, and masks should be worn in public places.

The following places are closed, or could be subject to temporary closure by the authorities at short notice, across Oman:

beaches;
mosques and other places of worship;
events and conferences;
most tourist sites.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/oman/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co