Muscat: Discussions are going on to waive the PCR test requirements for fully vaccinated travellers within GCC, the minister of health said on Thursday.
Speaking about RT-PCR tests, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health stated that, "Oman is in talks with countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to study ways in which the requirement of a RT-PCR test can be waived for travel between GCC countries for those who have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine."
His Excellency Eng. Nayef bin Ali bin Hamad Al-Abri, President of the Civil Aviation Authority said, "The authority has been keen during the last period to plan in advance for the gradual and safe return of regular flights to the Sultanate since it was approved during the month of October 2020.It continued to follow its developments in gradual stages, as approved by the Supreme Committee."
"Civil aviation in the Sultanate continues to be affected by the pandemic. The total incoming and outgoing flights decreased by 70 per cent, passengers by 81 per cent, and cargo by 28 per cent," he stated.