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Passengers under the age of 18 exempted from institutional quarantine if travelling alone, says Oman’s CAA

TAS News Service
February 23, 2021 12:28 pm

MUSCAT: Passengers from the age of 18 and less if travelling alone are exempted from presenting pre-confirmed hotel reservations before they are checked-in at the airport of departure, Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has informed.

From February 15, the Supreme Committee imposed a mandatory institutional quarantine for all passengers arriving in the country.

However, in a revised set of guidelines issued, CAA said following passengers are exempted from presenting pre-confirmed hotel reservations:

  1. Diplomats working at foreign diplomatic missions accredited to the Sultanate, their families, and diplomats visiting the Sultanate.
  2. Arrivals from age of 18 and less if traveling alone, and arrivals at the age of 60 and above.
  3. Aircrew, subject to the precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health.
  4. Sick passengers whose health conditions require special attention as per the attached health form. The exception includes two companions –  a female under 18 years old patients and only one companion with male patients above 18.
  5. Holders of permits for private institutional isolation centers that are pre-approved by the Relief & Shelter Sector.
  6. For sea crews moored in the territorial waters of the Sultanate, airlines are obliged to ensure that there is a hotel reservation covering the duration of their stay in Oman based on the letter of the shipping agent.

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