Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all incoming passengers

by | Aug 31, 2021 | 0 comments

MUSCAT –  The Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, has said that vaccination against Covid-19 is mandatory for travelers from all countries wishing to enter the Sultanate. In a statement it issued today, August 31, Covid-19 Supreme Committee pointed out that arrivals have to abide by the measures set to curb the spread of the virus. The Committee affirmed that it will follow up developments in the epidemiological situation of the disease in all countries and take appropriate decisions accordingly.

Only vaccinated people can enter public, private establishments
The decision of Covid-19 Supreme Committee making vaccination mandatory for entering government and private establishments will be applied from tomorrow, 1 September 2021. The decision applies to commercial complexes, restaurants, among other business outlets. Vaccination is also a pre-requisite to attend cultural and sports events, among other group activities. The same decision mandates having two doses of any Covid-19 vaccine approved in the Sultanate as a condition to enter Oman from any land, sea or air checkpoints (for incoming travelers aged 18 years and above).

This is in addition to the fact that inbound travelers have to undergo PCR test before or upon arriving in the Sultanate and abide by a 7-day quarantine, after which each traveler has to do the PCR test on the 8th day to confirm that he/she is not infected with the disease. During the 26th press conference of the Covid-19 Supreme Committee, it was announced that, with effect from 1 September 2021, public and private establishments will operate with 100 percent workforce, without prejudice to the vaccination term.

The Committee urges that, to safeguard the gains made so far, all segments of society should comply with precautionary measures that the panel set earlier, notably wearing face masks, observing physical distance and non-lenience in adhering to safety conditions

(Source: ONA)

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