Muscat: The Supreme Committee on Wednesday prohibited entry to Oman for passengers flying from three South Asian countries – India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh – with effect from 6pm on Saturday, 24 April, 2021.
The decision also extends to people who have transited through these countries in the last 14 days. These three nations have been added to the list of countries from which people are not allowed to travel to the Sultanate, and will be in place until further notice.
Exceptions to this rule include Omani citizens, diplomats, health workers, and their families. Groups excluded from travel will need to follow COVID procedures on arrival into the country.
The meeting of the Supreme Committee was chaired by Sayyid Hamoud Faisal Al Busaidi, who also issued additional decisions to stop the spread of the pandemic in the country.
Under these new regulations, children under the age of 12 are not allowed to enter shops and commercial complexes, according to the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19.
Shops, malls, restaurants, and cafeterias can only operate at 50 per cent capacity. Legal procedures will be taken against violators of this rule.
Additionally, online education will continue to be applied across all classes in government and private schools and institutions of higher education, with the exception of grade 12, and students who need to attend school in order to complete the practical exams related to their specialisations.
These include medical colleges, and vocational training institutes.
The situation will be evaluated according to the epidemiological condition in the country.
The Supreme Committee has asked everyone in the country to cooperate with the volunteers deployed across all wilayats to make sure the correct precautionary measures are followed.
They are also required to make sure commercial outlets follow the required regulations.