No institutional quarantine for single parents accompanying children

Oman Sunday 11/April/2021 19:16 PM
By: Times News Service
No institutional quarantine for single parents accompanying children
Muscat: Institutional quarantine is not required for a single expatriate parent accompanying their children to Oman, the Civil Aviation Authority has announced.
“The exception includes residents coming to the Sultanate through its borders, whether by land, sea, or air, if they accompany their children who are aged 18 years or under,” said an official from the CAA.
“This relates to children who are accompanied by either parent: their mother or their father.”
The procedure is already underway at airports in the country, following the issuance of a circular by the CAA and Ministry of Health.
However, all other preventive precautions must be followed by those exempt from institutional quarantine.
“They must register themselves on the Tarassud app, wear the electronic bracelet, and adhere to the principles of home isolation,” added the official.
Omani citizens entering the country through its ports of entry continue to remain exempt from institutional quarantine.
“Families coming into the Sultanate with their children aged 18 and under are exempt from institutional quarantine,” said a senior representative of the Ministry of Health.