Oman announces mandatory self-paid quarantine for all arrivals

      Published on Friday, 12 February , 2021      836 Views     
Oman announces mandatory self-paid quarantine for all arrivals

  • Coronavirus

The Supreme Committee has, in view of the increasing numbers of COVID-19 in the Sultanate, imposed a mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Oman, at their own expense.

This is applicable to arrivals via land, sea and air.

The Committee expressed its concern over the non-compliance of guidelines by many and said that the spread is caused by those who do not adhere to quarantine rules set forth by the competent authorities in Oman.

Citizens stranded outside Oman and wishing to return via land borders have been given a grace period of ten days up to February 21 within which they must enter Oman.

All of those arriving into Oman must undergo institutional quarantine as laid down, apart from adhering to other required procedures for people arriving into Oman.

The pre-arrival COVID–19 test, bearing a negative certificate, before entering Oman done within 72 hours prior to date of boarding the flight, as well as on arrival PCR test remain are a must for those flying into Oman. Another PCR test after seven days of quarantine is also to be done by the passengers to end the quarantine period, provided the test result is negative.

Partial curfew

A partial curfew from 7pm to 6pm is also being reintroduced from tomorrow (February 12) for a 14-day period, in the Sharqiya region towns namely, Sur, Ibra, Al Khamil, Mudhaibi and other towns in the region.

Supreme Committee has also banned winter desert camps and such other gatherings and has requested the general public to abstain from family gatherings at homes or in private places.

The number of customers in commercial centres, markets, waiting halls in government offices and private organisations and shisha parlours, and various such places has been asked to cut to half of their capacity effective from February 12, Friday.

Category Coronavirus, Government, Oman News | 2021/02/12 latest update at 5:00 PM
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