Muscat: Oman Airports has released an updated set of guidelines, taking into account travel restrictions related to Covid-19.
If you are preparing to travel to Oman, here are the steps that will guide you on your trip:
All travelers aged 18 and over must have taken two doses of the vaccine to enter the Sultanate of Oman from all ports.
If you are fully vaccinated – with a negative test result taken before arrival:
1- Register via: http://travel.moh.gov.om
2- Download the vaccination certificate with the QR code via: http://travel.moh.gov.om
3- A negative COVID-19 PCR test result, or a reservation for the Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival in the Sultanate of Oman.
4- Present the travel request of the Travel Registration Form (TRF) upon arrival.
If you are not vaccinated (Omani nationals only):
1- Register via: http://travel.moh.gov.om in order to obtain the TRF code
2- Upload a negative PCR test result before arrival with QR code via: http://travel.moh.gov.om
3- Book for another PCR test when you arrive in the Sultanate of Oman
3- Take a PCR test when you arrive at the airport.
4- Quarantine at home for 7 days.
5- Redo a PCR test on the 8th day.
6- If the test is positive, residents must quarantine for an additional 10 days.
Omani citizens, residents with valid residence permits and travelers with valid visas are allowed to enter the Sultanate without prior authorization. Crews are subject to the precautionary measures for COVID-19 issued by the Ministry of Health.
Citizens of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates must:
-Upload a COVID-19 vaccination certificate as approved in the Sultanate of Oman at http://travel.moh.gov.om
– Upload a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 14 days before the expected time of arrival in the Sultanate of Oman at http://travel.moh.gov.om.
– Present the registration certificate at http://travel.moh.gov.om when traveling between the two countries.
Vaccines licensed in Oman:
– Doses of (Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford Astrazeneca, Covishield AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Sinovac, Moderna and Sinopharm, or (a single dose of Johnson & Johnson).
– The last dose should be taken at least fourteen (14) days before the scheduled arrival time.
– Please note that the Ministry of Health publishes and updates the list of approved vaccines in Oman.
– All travelers arriving in the Sultanate of Oman are required to obtain international health insurance to cover the cost of one month’s treatment for COVID-19, with the exception of Omani citizens, GCC citizens and travelers with free treatment cards.
– Travelers under the age of 18 and travelers whose medically confirmed state of health prevents them from being vaccinated are exempt from presenting the COVID-19 vaccination certificate and the PCR test certificate.
When departing from Oman, be sure to constantly check with your airline to find out the requirements of the destination you are heading to. Also, remember to consider the following requirements:
– Omani citizens and residents can travel abroad without prior authorization.
– Omani citizens must have health insurance covering COVID-19 valid in the country they are traveling to.
– Consider online check-in, if possible, prior to arrival at the airport to avoid face-to-face contact at the airport
– Travelers must be at the airport at least 3 hours before the official departure time or 4 hours at most.
– Never travel if you have symptoms of coronavirus.
– If required, PCR tests can be performed at the airport drive-thru and walk-in facilities located in the P5 car park in Muscat and Lifeline Hospital Salalah.
-The cost of drive-through PCR test is OMR 19, you can register for it via http://travel.moh.gov.om
–Test results will be available within 24 hours at: http://travel.moh.gov.om
-Ministry of Health certified test report is now available electronically at http://travel.moh.gov.om for a fee of OMR 5
-Continue to check the latest COVID-19 travel and testing requirements for your destination with your airline in case of sudden updates.
Other points to keep in mind:
– You must be in possession of a valid airline ticket to be admitted to the terminal.
– Do not travel if you feel ill or have a fever.
– Wearing a mask is compulsory inside the terminal.
– Maintain a social distance of at least 1.5 meters inside the airport terminal.
– Check in online to avoid direct contact at the airport.
– Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces, including mobile phones.
– Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
– Cover your mouth and nose with a paper towel or a bent elbow when sneezing or coughing, even while wearing a mask.
– Avoid unnecessary contact with others, including handshakes and other greetings.