Muscat: The Sultanate’s national carrier, Oman Air said that they will be operating regular flights to India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Speaking to Times of Oman, a senior official of Oman Air confirmed that they will be flying to these three countries although passengers flying from the three South Asian countries to Oman are prohibited from Saturday.
“Normal scheduled operations to India and Pakistan as there are no restrictions to take passengers into these countries, guests to follow Covid protocol of destination countries and also Oman. In addition to India and Pakistan, Oman Air will operate three weekly flights to Dhaka,” the official said.
Oman Air has also deployed wide body aircraft on Saturday to cater to surge in demand to return to Oman from these countries.
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.