Oman bans travel from Philippines, Egypt starting May 7

Muscat Airport
Muscat Airport

Muscat: The Supreme Committee decided to add those coming from the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of the Philippines to the list of countries that had previously decided to suspend entry to Sultanate of Oman, according to the text of the statement issued by the committee today.

Within the framework of the continuous follow-up of the Supreme Committee in charge of examining the mechanism of dealing with developments resulting from the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid 19) of the effects of the global epidemic situation on public health, especially with the confirmed spread of mutated strains related to travel, and the increase in the spread of these strains in the Sultanate, as indicated by the reports. Local pre-polymerase assays that are requested from Coming to the Sultanate, and protecting the rest of the community from further outbreaks of this disease and preserving the capabilities of the health system and health workers to deal with this disease and other diseases, the Supreme Committee decided the following:

First: Extending the suspension of entry into the Sultanate until further notice for those coming from Sudan,Lebanese, South Africa,Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia,United Kingdom, India,Pakistan, Bangladesh, and those coming from any other country If they passed through any of these countries during the 14 days preceding the request to enter the Sultanate.

Second: Adding those coming from the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of the Philippines and those coming from any other country if they had passed through any of the two countries during the 14 days preceding the request to enter the Sultanate to the list of countries from which it was previously decided to suspend entry to the Sultanate of those coming from it, starting from 9 am On Friday, May 7, 2021 until further notice, Omani citizens, diplomats, health workers and their families are excluded from the above. The excluded groups will be subject to the procedures adopted upon entering the Sultanate


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