PCR test for visitors to Oman at border entry points

Oman Sunday 04/October/2020 15:05 PM
By: Times News Service
PCR test for visitors to Oman at border entry points

Muscat: Travellers entering the Sultanate will have to undergo PCR test at the border entry points.

he Ministry of Health (MOH), Oman Airports and Supply International Company have signed recently an agreement to provide PCR tests at the border entry points for the travellers entering the Sultanate.

The agreement was signed by the MOH Undersecretary for Administrative, Financial and Planning Affairs, CEO Oman Airports and the CEO of Supply International Company. 

The signing was done in the presence of CEO of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) along with a number of officials from the MOH, CAA, Royal Oman Police, Oman Airports and Supply International Company.  

Also, MOH has signed a contract with Medical Mushrif Company in order to register the travellers entering the Sultanate on Tarrasud+, as well as to provide digital bracelets to the travellers.

A medical lab has been provided at Muscat International Airport (MIA) to accelerate extract the PCR results. The lab is connected with Tarrasud + application in order to follow up the travellers through the Health Mushrif service , responsible for tracking the person's movement while being quarantined, as well as a medical scout that responsible for communication with the quarantined person by the artificial intelligence.

Another lab will also be provided at the Salalah International Airport.

Traveller's movement entering the Sultanate through MIA starts from downloading Trassud+ app before or after arriving at the airport, registering all the required information and paying OMR 25. Taking a PCR test and will be made to wear digital bracelet after checking the passports.