Oman (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Starting September 01, 2021, two-dose COVID vaccination is mandatory for people aged 18 years and above who wish to enter the Sultanate through all land, sea, and air ports of entry. The vaccination requirement will be in addition to the PCR test before or on arrival to the Sultanate. The Sultanate has 8 approved vaccines which include: Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson&Johnson, Sinovac and Sputnik V only.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 7 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 26.10.2021
1. Passengers must register at https://covid19.emushrif.om/ before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty.
2. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses for at least 1 month.
– This does not apply to nationals of Oman.
3. Passengers must have:
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 96 hours before arrival if arriving on a flight that takes 8 hours or more (including transit); or
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival if arriving on a flight that takes less than 8 hours.
The test must have a QR code or be approved by the authorities in the country of departure; and
– be uploaded at https://covid19.emushrif.om/
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 18 years;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.
The certificate must have a QR code or be approved by the authorities in the country of departure; and
– be uploaded at https://covid19.emushrif.om/
4. Passengers are subject to a PCR test upon arrival which must be paid before departure via https://covid19.emushrif.om/
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 18 years;
– passengers with:
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival; and
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 96 hours before arrival if arriving on a flight that takes 8 hours or more (including transit), or a negative PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival if arriving on a flight that takes less than 8 hours.
The certificate and the test must have a QR code or be approved by the authorities in the country of departure; and
– be uploaded at https://covid19.emushrif.om/
5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine.
– This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival.
The certificate must have a QR code or be approved by the authorities in the country of departure; and
– be uploaded at https://covid19.emushrif.om/
6. Visa on arrival facilities have been reinstated.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

The list of countries from which arrivals are prohibited from entering the territory of the Sultanate has been terminated.

Omani citizens, residents with valid residency permits, and travelers with valid visas are allowed to enter the Sultanate without prior approval.

Omani citizens and their families and non- Omanis working in the Sultanate in public or private units and with valid residency are allowed to return to the Sultanate and subject to the health requirements issued before 1st of September 2021
 

Lockdown Details

On August 19, 2021, the Government of Oman’s Supreme Committee on COVID-19 announced the end of the curfew and closure of commercial activities between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am. Curfew conditions were lifted in the Sultanate effective Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Entry to government and private establishments will be restricted to vaccinated individuals. Proof of vaccination will be required for entry to these establishments beginning September 01, 2021.

As of October 1, 2020, movement between all governorates is allowed.
 

Sources

https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/463626/oman-authorities-to-bar-entry-to-foreigners-from-april-8-due-to-covid-19-activity-impose-2100-0400-nightly-curfew-during-ramadan-update-45
Data Source: covidcontrols.co