Oman

Border Entry โš ๏ธ - Restrictions โœ…
  • Entry Requirements

    • ๐Ÿ  Quarantine - โœ… Yes, quarantine for 7 days required for all countries.

    • ๐Ÿ“‹ Test - ๐Ÿ”… Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

    • ๐Ÿ˜ท Masks - ๐Ÿ”… Masks are required in public spaces

  • Internal Restrictions

    • ๐ŸŽŠ Events - ๐Ÿšซ Banned

    • ๐Ÿ” Attractions - ๐Ÿšซ Open

    • ๐ŸšŽ Transportation - โš ๏ธ Operational with restrictions

    • ๐Ÿ›’ Shopping - โœ… Open

    • ๐Ÿ” Restaurants - โš ๏ธ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

There is a general curfew in place until further notice which includes a ban on commercial activities, and a closure of all public places effective from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Pharmacies, hospitals, home delivery services, and airports will remain open. Individuals may continue to travel to and from airports but must carry a printed copy of their flight itinerary to present proof of travel at police inspection points.

Internal Restrictions: March 18, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

At this time, only current Omani visa holders are permitted entry. The Royal Omani Police is not accepting new visa applications until further notice. 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. At this time, Sultanate approved vaccines include: Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNtech, Sinovac and Sputnik V only. All travelers arriving to Oman must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before their arrival in Oman. Travelers should carry their negative test results with them as airlines and immigration officials may ask for proof of this requirement. Only travelers with positive PCR test results will have to quarantine for minimum of seven days upon arrival and redo the PCR test on the eighth day. Compulsory institutional health isolation for all arrivals to the Sultanate through the various land, sea, and airports is mandatory and at their own expense. Before arriving in Oman, all travelers are required to: Undergo a PCR test within 72-hours before their scheduled arrival. Present a certified medical certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding. Have proof of a valid health insurance policy to cover their stay in Oman. Have proof of having received two doses of a COVID19 vaccine approved by the Sultanate if 18 years of age or older Pre-book another required PCR test on arrival at the airport through https://covid19.emushrif.om/traveler/travel and pay the OMR 25 test fee. Download (Tarrasud+) mobile application. The required mobile app gathers relevant passenger details and gives the users secure and easy access to pay for their PCR tests online. Book accommodation approved for institutional solation via the Sahala platform on https://covid19.emushrif.om/. Upon arrival in Oman, all travelers with a positive PCR test are required to: Undergo another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival Wear Tarrasud+ bracelet Isolate in an approved institutional quarantine facility for 7 days Undergo a new PCR test on the 8th day. The price per test is set at OMR 25 OMR. If the test result is negative, then the isolation period will end. (The PCR test results are available within 24 hours on the Tarrasud mobile app or can be viewed and printed electronically at https://covid19.emushrif.om.) Note: Children below 15 years old are exempt from the PCR test and Tarrasud+ bracelet requirements. Beginning on March 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM, all arrivals into the Sultanate must book approved hotel accommodation for the required institutional isolation via the Sahala platform on https://covid19.emushrif.om/. Airlines are responsible for ensuring that the passenger is holding a confirmed booking via the Sahala platform. There is no longer an option to isolate in a private home setting, until further notice. On April 21, 2021, the Supreme Committee announced that starting on April 24, 2021, travelers coming from the following countries, or who passed through them in the past 14 days, cannot enter Oman: Sudan, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Tunisia, Libya, Argentina, Colombia, and Brunei. This suspension is in effect until further notice. Note: Omani citizens, diplomats, healthcare workers and their families are excluded. On August 2, 2021 the Supreme Committee announced that all teaching staff in government, private, and international institutions, and their families coming to the Sultanate are excluded from the institutional quarantine, provided that they adhere to the home quarantine and wear the electronic bracelet, according to a statement issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to all airlines operating in Oman. On August 16, 2021 the Supreme Committee announced that starting on August 17, 2021, all travelers coming from Iran and Iraq, including Omani citizens, must complete institutional quarantine.

Border Restrictions: March 29, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Regulations

Published 03.09.2021 1. Passengers must register at https://covid19.emushrif.om/ before departure. 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 COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik 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/ . - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 18 years; - nationals of Oman and their family members. 4. Passengers without a negative COVID-19 PCR test are subject to a PCR test upon arrival and quarantine. Test of passengers arriving on flights that take: - 8 hours or more (including transit), must be taken at most 96 hours before arrival; - less than 8 hours, must be taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Theร‚ testร‚ mustร‚ have a QR code or be approved by the authorities in the country of departure. The test must also be uploaded at https://covid19.emushrif.om/ and the test upon arrival fee must be paid via https://covid19.emushrif.om/ . - This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years. 5. Visa on arrival facilities have been reinstated.

Last Update: August 31, 2021

Latest Changes

August 19
  • โœ… Oman will ease a curfew by reopening public buildings, malls and restaurants and resuming public events. Reuters

July 29
  • โš ๏ธ Oman on Thursday extended a nightly lockdown, with movement and commercial activities to be restricted between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Reuters

July 24
  • โœ… Oman on Saturday lifted its total lockdown of the country during the Eid holidays. ArabNews

July 08
  • โš ๏ธ Oman on Thursday indefinitely suspended passengers flights from 24 countries, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. TimesofIndia

July 07
  • โš ๏ธ Oman imposed a total ban on commercial activities and the movement of individuals and vehicles from July 16 until July 31. SteelOrbis

June 19
  • โš ๏ธ Oman will reinstate a movement ban between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. starting June 20. The ban will remain in place until further notice. ArabNews

June 02
  • โœ… Oman announced the reopening of its land borders to workers from the GCC on Wednesday. TheNational

May 15
  • โœ… Omanโ€™s Supreme Committee issued new directives, effective May 15, which lifted movement restrictions. ArabNews

May 05
  • โš ๏ธ Egypt and Philippines added to the list of banned countries. ArabianBusiness

May 02
  • โš ๏ธ Oman will ban the movement of people and vehicles from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. from May 8 until May 15. Reuters

April 29
  • โš ๏ธ Health centres shut, unnecessary surgeries suspended, leave for health workers denied. GulfNews

April 22
  • โš ๏ธ Oman: Ban on travelers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh starts on April 24. ArabNews

April 21
  • โš ๏ธ Oman has barred the entry of travelers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh effective on April 24. Reuters

April 16
  • โœ… All visa holders will be allowed to enter the Sultanate. GulfNews

April 14
  • โš ๏ธ Imposed a lockdown to restrict travel and movement throughout the nights of Ramadan, effective April 14. S&PGlobal

April 05
  • โš ๏ธ Will only allow citizens and residents to enter the Gulf Arab state from April 8. Reuters

April 01
  • โš ๏ธ New restrictions from April 4 (schools, sports activities suspended). KhaleejTimes

  • โš ๏ธ All official and private sports activities in all governorates have also been suspended from April 1. ArabianBusiness

March 31
  • โš ๏ธ Returns to return to online learning from Sunday. ArabianBusiness