Covid 19 PCR TEST
All passengers arriving to the Sultanate that present a pretravel negative result COVID-19 PCR test are exempted from quarantine, The COVID-19 PCR test shall indicate the medical test result which can be validated and certified with a QR Code and the test shall be conducted within ninety-six (96) hours prior to the scheduled time of arrival in the Sultanate for the international flights of more than eight (8) hours duration, including transit, and seventy-two (72) hours for shorter flights.
All passengers arriving to the Sultanate without holding a negative COVID-19 PCR test in accordance with paragraph number (4) of this circular are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival where after the traveler shall be required to enter mandatory quarantine with electronic tracking bracelet until a negative PCR test results is received. However, in cases of a positive PCR test result, the passenger shall be required to undergo mandatory health isolation for ten (10) days starting from the test date. Except that passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 but tested positive on arrival are exempted from health isolation providing they are able to submit proof that they have completed the prescribed isolation period in the country where they were infected before traveling to the Sultanate.
All passengers arriving to the Sultanate are required to present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate containing a QR Code stating that they have received two doses of a vaccine approved in Oman, or in cases where a single dose is approved by the Health Authorities of the Sultanate, have received one dose of such vaccine. The last dose is required to have been received not less than fourteen (14) days ahead of estimated arrival time .
Following are the vaccines approved by the Ministry of Health:
AstraZeneca – Covishield
Johnson & Johnson
Before boarding the aircraft, all passengers arriving to the Sultanate, including diplomats, are required to complete pre-registration via (Tarassud+) Platform and to upload the vaccine certificate as well as the COVID-19 PCR certificate, both containing QR Codes. If the passenger prefers to conduct the COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, the passenger shall pay the prescribed fees when registering via (Tarassud+) platform before boarding the aircraft.
Arriving passengers aged 18 and below are exempted from the requirements of the vaccine and COVID-19 PCR test. Patients with diseases that prevent them from receiving the vaccine according to an approved medical certificate are also exempted from presenting vaccine certificates.