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Posted On: 26 December 2021 03:35 pm
Updated On: 26 December 2021 03:42 pm

Oman requires visitors to have received two COVID-19 vaccine doses for entry

Vrinda Abilash
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In an official Tweet, the Sultanate of Oman has stated that foreign travellers aged 18 or older are required to have received at least two COVID-19 vaccine doses to enter Oman.

The official statement reads:

The Supreme Committee in charge of examining a mechanism for dealing with developments resulting from the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) held a meeting today to follow up on the developments of this pandemic, measures to prevent it and ways to avoid its spread, and to deal with its various effects.

The committee has studied the epidemiological situation of coronavirus (Covid-19) at the local and global levels in light of the latest data indicating an increase in the number of laboratory-confirmed cases registered in multiple countries, including the Sultanate of Oman, and the observed lack of commitment by some to the precautionary measures approved by the competent authorities.

In order to protect the rest of society from this epidemic, and to preserve the capabilities of the health system in the Sultanate to deal with this disease and other diseases and provide its other great services, the committee decided the following, starting from the publication of this statement until the date of January 31, 2022

First: The requirement to receive two doses of the approved vaccines for those aged 18 years and over - For non-Omanis - to enter the Sultanate of Oman from all ports.

Second: Entry into the Sultanate of Oman is not permitted. Except for those who present a negative certificate of polymerization examination (PCR) for Covid-19 disease - upon arrival, provided that the examination was conducted within a period not exceeding 72 hours prior to arrival.

Third: Cancellation of the decision to suspend entry to the Sultanate of Oman from the previously announced countries in which the mutation has spread, namely: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini and Mozambique.

The committee also emphasizes that vaccination is a condition to allow entry to public institutions and private facilities, while adhering to the preventive measures followed in this regard, such as not allowing those who suffer from respiratory symptoms to come to the workplace or enter the institution, and stressing the need to adhere to preventive measures in workplaces and outside, such as wearing a mask.

In the right way, adhere to physical distance, maintain hand hygiene, stay away from all forms of gatherings and unauthorized and authorized crowding, and stay away from all forms of physical greeting such as shaking hands and hugging.

Source: Government Communications Center of Oman (Twitter)
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