Omanis can now travel abroad


Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority is only allowing airlines to operate two flights per week to each of its existing destinations.

But only Omani and Gulf citizens and expats with valid residency permits are allowed to enter the Sultanate without the need for prior approval.

Expats travelling to the Sultanate are required to have international health insurance covering the cost of treatment for COVID-19 for a period of at least one month. Passengers staying more than seven days are required to wear a wristband and follow a 14 day quarantine whether arrival test results are negative or positive.

All passengers travelling to Oman from any destination, including connecting and transit passengers, must have a printed negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate. Results are valid for 96 hours from the time test results are received. Everybody has to undergo another test on arrival at the airport.

Travellers leaving Oman through land borders must stay for two weeks in the country they travel to, according to the Ministry of Health.

Most medical tourism in Oman is outbound. Thousands of patients from Oman get treatment abroad, most being self-pay. Favourite destinations are India, Thailand, Malaysia, UK and Europe; so although Omanis can fly overseas, few countries are open to them for medical tourism.



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