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 in your journey:
All travellers 18-year old and above should have taken two doses of vaccine in order to enter the Sultanate of Oman from all ports.
If you are fully vaccinated- with a negative test result taken pre-arrival:
1- Register through: http://travel.moh.gov.om
2- Upload the vaccine certificate with the QR code through: http://travel.moh.gov.om
3- A negative result of COVID-19 PCR test, or a reservation for Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival to the Sultanate of Oman.
4- Present the travel request from Travel Registration Form (TRF) upon arrival.
If you are not vaccinated (Omani Nationals only):
1- Register through: http://travel.moh.gov.om in order to get TRF code
2- Upload a pre-arrival negative PCR test result with QR code through: http://travel.moh.gov.om
3- Reserve for another PCR test upon arrival to the Sultanate of Oman
3- Take a PCR test upon arrival at the airport.
4- Home quarantine for 7 days.
5- Take another PCR test on the 8th day.
6- If tested positive, residents must quarantine for an additional 10 days.
Omani citizens, residents with valid residency permits, and travellers with valid visas are allowed to enter the Sultanate without prior approval. Aircrews are subject to the precautionary measures for COVID-19 issued by the Ministry of Health.
Citizens of the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE should :
-Upload a COVID-19 vaccination certificate as approved in the Sultanate of Oman on http://travel.moh.gov.om
- Upload A negative result of the COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 14 days prior to the scheduled time of arrival in the Sultanate of Oman on http://travel.moh.gov.om.
- Present the registration certificate in http://travel.moh.gov.om when traveling between the two countries.
The approved vaccines 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 is required to be taken at least fourteen (14) days ahead of the estimated arrival time.
- Please note that the Ministry of Health publishes and updates the list of vaccines approved in Oman.
- All travellers arriving in the Sultanate of Oman are required to obtain international health insurance to cover the cost of one month's treatment of COVID- 19, with the exception of Omani citizens, GCC citizens, and travellers with free treatment cards.
- Travellers below 18 and travellers with medically confirmed health conditions that prevent them from taking the vaccination are exempt from presenting the COVID-19 vaccine certificate and PCR test certificate.
When departing from Oman make sure to continuously check with your airline in order to learn about the requirements of the destination you are headed to, also don’t forget to consider the following requirements:
- Omani citizens and residents can travel abroad without pre-approval.
- Omani citizens shall have health insurance covering COVID-19 valid in the country they are traveling to.
- Consider online check-in, where possible, prior to arrival at the airport to avoid face-to-face contact at the airport
- Travelers need to be at the airport at least 3 hours before the official time of departure or 4 hours at most.
- Never travel if you display coronavirus symptoms.
- If required, PCR tests can be done at the Airport Drive-through and Walk-in facilities, located in P5 car park in Muscat and at Lifeline Hospital Salalah.
-The cost of the drive-thru PCR test is 19 OMR, you can register for it through http://travel.moh.gov.om
-Test results will be available within 24 hours at: http://travel.moh.gov.om
-The certified Ministry of Health test report is now electronically available on http://travel.moh.gov.om for a fee of 5 OMR
-Keep checking the latest COVID-19 travel and testing requirements for your destination with your airline in case of any sudden updates.
Other points to keep in mind:
- You must have a valid air ticket to be allowed into the airport terminal building.
- Do not travel if you feel sick or have a fever.
- Wearing a face mask is mandatory inside the airport terminal.
- Maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 meters inside the airport terminal.
- Check-in online to avoid face-to-face contact at the airport.
- Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces, including mobile phones.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser frequently.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a paper towel cover or a flexed elbow when sneezing or coughing, even when wearing a mask.
- Avoid unnecessary contact with others, including handshaking and other greeting gestures.