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COVID-19 insurance coverage, PCR test must for passengers coming to Oman

According to the guidelines issued by CAA, all arriving passengers will be subject to PCR tests and must enter a 14-day quarantine.

TAS News Service
Saptember 13, 2020 8:38 am

MUSCAT: Passengers coming to Oman must have a 30-day insurance that will cover the cost of coronavirus treatment, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said in a new set of guidelines issued ahead of the reopening of airports in the country on October 1. 

According to the guidelines, all arriving passengers will be subject to PCR tests and must go through a 14-day quarantine. “All arrivals into the country will also be subject to PCR tests, 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,” CAA said. The new guidelines will come into effect from October 1.

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CAA noted that foreign nationals arriving in Oman must show confirmation of their reserved accommodation, and pay for their 14-day stay in institutional quarantine. However, foreign diplomats arriving in the country are allowed to enter home quarantine.

CAA also added that “non-Omanis are allowed with a travel permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, based on an application submitted through their embassies, their employer, or national carriers (Oman Air and SalamAir).” 

According to the guidelines, passengers are only allowed to bring one handbag and one duty free bag each, during their time inside the airport, to avoid crowding at security checkpoints.

“Physical distancing must be maintained in all areas in the airport, and all those who enter the country are required to register on the Tarassud Plus COVID monitoring app prior to their arrival,” added CAA.

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