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Restriction on entry for MUSCAT : Passenger after 180 days outside OMAN


TRAVEL ADVISORY UPDATED ON 14-January-2021

Sample of NOC from DG ROP above 180 Days

Passenger Travelling To Oman

 

GCC Citizens, residents with valid residency permits and passengers with valid visa are allowed to enter in Oman, without any prior approval effective form 10 December 2020: (CAA circular on 10-Dec-20 and Oman Airports Travel Guidelines on 27-Dec-20).

 

Ø  Expired Visa/180 days Overstay: Employment VISA holder who’s VISA expired and renewed or overstayed above 180 days out of Oman, are not allowed to enter Oman even if they are holding E-Visa as per latest instructions of Royal Oman Police. Exceptions, holder of family joining and Investor Visa or NOC from DG of Passport and Residence of Oman. (Attached: Sample NOC Letter from DG of ROP)

 

Ø  Mandatory RT-PCR test for COVID-19: Passenger should carry 6 copies PCR negative certificate from any Govt. Approved Laboratory with validity of 72 hours from the sample collection to Departure time. (Children aged below 10 years are exempted from COVID-19 PCR test)

 

Ø  Quarantine period: to be (7) days from the date of arrival in Oman if the passenger has negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test conducted on arrival and another COVID-19 PCR test conducted on the 8th day. If the passenger does not wish to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on the 8th day, the quarantine will continue for (14) days from the date of arrival.

 

ü  Passengers have to present document in support of Quarantine facilities. It may be a house rental agreement or Undertaking by Sponsor/Employer mentioning the quarantine responsibility.

 

Ø  International Health Insurance:  Non-Omani citizens or Residence Visa holders travelling to Oman are required to have an ‘International Health Insurance’ covering the cost of treatment for Covid-19 for a period of one month (30 days) at least.

 

Ø  On Arrival COVID-19 PCR test: All the passengers coming to Oman are subject to COVID-19 PCR test on Arrival. Each passenger must register online before boarding and carry a smartphone with active mobile SIM of Oman. Advance payment of OMR 25 (Twenty Five) for PCR test is preferable and strongly suggested by CAA of Oman. Related link is https://covid19.emushrif.om/pre-registration-info/travel. Tarassud+ App can also be downloaded from Google Play store.

 

Children aged 15 years & below, Diplomats working at foreigner embassies accredited to Oman and diplomats visiting Oman are exempted from COVID-19 PCR test & from the tracking wristband


Passenger Travelling To Bangladesh

 

 

Departing Passenger Ex-Muscat: To travel from Muscat to Bangladesh passengers must follow below procedures:-

Ø  Mandatory RT-PCR test for COVID-19: Passenger should carry PCR negative certificate from any Govt. Approved Laboratory with validity of 72 hours from the sample collection to Departure time. (Children aged below 10 years are exempted from COVID-19 PCR test)

 

Ø  Mandatory Hand Gloves & Musk: All passengers must wear Face Musk, Hand Gloves during the whole journey from the time of arrival at Muscat airport till final destination.

 

v  Kindly be Informed & Act accordingly at your end.

v  Legal action will be taken against offending airlines as per directives of CAA of OMAN and Bangladesh.

ROP Letter to Stopped to Entry Oman after 180 days

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