Data Last Updated: September 30, 2020
Oman has reopened its borders for international travelers but will limit the entry of foreign visitors.
All travelers will require prior approval before being allowed entry into the country. Only Omani citizens and residents with valid residency permits are allowed to enter without the need to request for approval.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Omani authorities are to permit the resumption of several business and leisure activities beginning Aug. 26. These include barbershops, beauty salons, public restaurants and cafes, meeting halls in hotels, and fitness clubs. The measures come amid a gradual easing of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related restrictions in the Sultanate.
On Aug. 18, international and tourist restaurants (inside seating areas in malls will remain closed), gyms and swimming pools in hotels, fish markets, traditional markets (Souqs), tailor shops, and tobacconists reopened.
Dhofar Governorate remains on lockdown until further notice; entry and exit from this territory are prohibited.
In June, certain businesses were permitted to reopen. All businesses that reopen must comply with social distancing guidelines and other safety directives. Companies are allowed to operate at 50-percent workforce capacity, provided they can comply with social distancing and other safety guidelines.
Public gatherings are banned. Parks, beaches, and other public spaces are closed. Tourist sites, including Jebel Al Akhdar and Jebel Shams, remain closed until further notice, with entry and exit prohibited.
The use of protective face coverings in public spaces and transportation remains mandatory.
Airlines & Transport
International passenger flights to Oman will resume from Oct. 1. All flights will be subject to governmental approval. Until Oct. 1, all commercial domestic and international passenger flights remain suspended, with the general exception of flights between Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Khasab Airport (KHS) in Musandam Governorate. The measure does not apply to cargo flights.
Oman has reopened its border to overland travellers from the UAE. Expatriates were once again being issued travel documents at land borders. The border has reopened to all travellers, including non-GCC expatriates.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Information for Non-Tourists
Only Omani citizens and residents with valid residences are allowed to enter the Sultanate without the need for prior approval on October 1.
Prior to travelling to Oman, passengers must download the Tarassud+ App for contact tracing purposes, and must pre-book a Covid PCR test on the app to be undertaken at the airport. Costing OMR 25 (AED 238), this can be prepaid on the app to avoid queues on the ground. Upon arrival, passengers can expect temperature checks, must maintain social distancing, and must undergo their pre-paid Covid-19 PCR test. Children under the age of 15 are exempt from requiring a Covid-19 test.
Arrivals travelling to Oman for less than 7 days must register only on the Tarassud+ App, while those travelling to Oman for 8 days or more must wear a Tarrasud+ bracelet, which will be provided upon arrival, and then quarantine for two weeks.
Provided results are negative, those visiting for less than seven days can continue their stay in the Sultanate normally, while those staying for 8 days or more must quarantine for two weeks regardless of the test result.
Foreigners coming to Oman must ensure they have adequate housing for the entire quarantine period.
Citizens and foreigners are able to leave freely from Oman without a permit, provided they complete the required documents, and meet the entry requirements at their destination country. Those that require a Covid-19 PCR test at their final destination, must pre-book and pre-pay for one via the Tarassud+ app at drive-through testing centres at Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport at a cost of 19 OMR (AED 181).
Travellers must fill in a health declaration form to confirm they do not have Covid-19 symptoms, and should arrive at the airport at least 3 - 4 hours prior to departure.
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