Oman’s Travel Regulation regarding Covid-19

Oman’s authorities have given an overview of Oman’s Travel Regulation regarding Covid-19 for future visitors entering the country via the airports.

Visa Entry & Exit stamps UAE & Oman
Visa Entry & Exit stamps UAE & Oman

I suspect many requirements will also eventually apply if arriving by road or sea, especially insurance and reserved accommodation. Always check with your own Foreign Ministry for their travel advice and with the airline you use for up-to-date information as it is very likely to change periodically. Critical is the entry visa if you are not an Omani – check Oman Visa detailed requirements

All arrivals must have health insurance that covers the cost of their Covid-19 care for a period of up to one month.

Oman Air Inflight
Oman Air Inflight

Passengers must submit an online form & complete the registration & book PCR tests and complete payments in advance via the following link:

https://covid19.moh.gov.om/#/traveler-reg you receive an OTP (One-Time Password) number on your choice of email or mobile phone.
The subsequent form requires your details, including passport type photo, mobile phone, address in Oman, full travel details and insurance details.

Oman Air Covid-19 Booking
Oman Air Covid-19 Booking

All arrivals must register before arrival on the Tarassud Plus COVID monitoring app (downloaded from Apple/Google Play) prior to their arrival & available in English, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and Bengali).

In addition to having a printed negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate (results are valid for 96 hours from test time) – all arrivals into Oman will be subject to PCR tests (this tests for the presence of the virus), the results of which could take between one and seven days, and must enter 14-day quarantine, during which period they must wear an electronic wristband to monitor their whereabouts. If paid for, the airport test costs OMR25 (US$ 65).

Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance

Foreign nationals coming to the Sultanate must show confirmation of reserved accommodation, and pay for any 14-day stay in institutional quarantine. During quarantine, a tracking bracelet must be worn (OMR6 / US$15) payable on the Tarassud+ app.

A person’s temperature will be checked, and any people with symptoms of Covid-19 will have an additional examination.

Muscat International Airport
Muscat International Airport

A passenger (departing) will be allowed to carry one hand baggage including a laptop along with another from duty-free shop, to avoid congestion at security checkpoints

Physical distancing must be followed when in an airport & face maks worn at all times..

Omanis who wish to travel overseas must have health insurance that provides coverage for COVID-19.

The airport also has a drive-through test service (in the long-stay car park) at a charge of OMR19 + OMR5 if a stamped certificate is required (results available within 24hours)

Sources here & here & here also check here 

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4