Great news for those looking to escape to the peaceful and perfectly natural landscapes of The Sultanate of Oman!
Fully vaccinated travelers from around the world are able to travel to Oman quarantine-free, provided they follow the updated travel requirements.
Prior to September 1, Oman had a dozen destinations on its banned list from which travel was prohibited, which included the UK, Lebanon, and Egypt. But this has been canceled in the latest update, with no restrictions on where fully vaccinated visitors can travel from.
Oman Air has resumed regular flights to 30 destinations around the world, connecting Muscat with Dubai, Frankfurt, Milan, Zanzibar, and Cairo, as well as domestic flights that take passengers to Khasab and Salalah.
Regional airlines have also resumed flights to Oman, with Emirates now offering a four times weekly service to the capital of Muscat and Etihad servicing the Abu Dhabi to Muscat route with three flights. Budget flights between the UAE and Oman are available with Salam Air, flydubai, and Air Arabia, with Wizz Air Abu Dhabi set to launch direct flights to Muscat from next month.
To be eligible to travel to Oman, visitors must have completed the full dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days prior to traveling. Currently accepted vaccines in Oman are Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford AstraZeneca, Covishield AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik V, Sinovac, and Sinopharm. They should carry a printed copy of their vaccination certificate, which must have a QR code that proves their vaccination status.
Before traveling, all arrivals must download and complete the pre-departure form on the Tarrasud+ App, where vaccination and Covid test status can be updated.
Visitors should also present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, which should be taken within the last 96 hours for those arriving on long haul flights longer than 8 hours, or within 72 hours for those arriving on shorter flights under 8 hours. This must be printed out.
Those that travel to Oman without undergoing a PCR test will be required to undergo one at the airport, wear the Tarrasud+ tracking bracelet, and quarantine until their negative result is provided. If the result is positive, they must self-isolate for 10 days.
Children under 18 are exempt from the testing requirements.
Visitors and residents are permitted to travel abroad freely from Oman, but citizens and residents should have health insurance covering COVID-19 valid in the country they are traveling to, and ensure they meet the entry requirements at their final destination.