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Covid-19 Updates: Negative PCR Test required for Entry to Oman

This article is part of our coverage on COVID-19 updates and travel restrictions in Oman, please check the main page for latest updates as the information below may already be superseded.

Oman’s Supreme Committee tasked with combating spread of Covid-19 had announced some new measures on 26 December 2021, which would be in effect from the date of the announcement until 31 January 2022. These measures are:

  • Vaccination with an approved vaccine is required for entry to Oman for non-citizens above the age of 18 years old. (The official announcement mentions two doses of an approved vaccine, while earlier announcements regarding official vaccines indicate that the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also approved, if you are vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson it is best to double-check with your embassy to confirm).
  • A negative PCR test certificate is now required for entry to Oman, with test being done a maximum of 72 hours prior to arrival. Previously, arrivals without a PCR test certificate had the option to conduct the test upon arrival in Oman and be in quarantine until the results come out.
  • Suspension of decision of preventing entry from countries in earlier announcements by the committee, namely: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini and Mozambique.

These measures have likely been implemented due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 around the world, and it will not be a surprise if additional measures would be taken if the Omicron variant spread continues to cause such rapid rise in cases around the world.

Official announcement from @OmanVSCOvid19 twitter account