Oman tourism sector has lost “half a billion Omani Rials until last September due to Covid-19

Muscat: The 20th Press Conference of the Supreme Committee on #Covid-19 , Thursday , 10 December 2020

H.E Maitha Saif Al Mahrouqi

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism & Heritage for Tourism during the press conference

1, The looses in the tourism sector estimated to half a billion Omani Rials

2, Tourism sector was opened for all types of activities because it employs nearly 16,000 Omanis

3, The Ministry of Tourism approved a recovery plan that includes starting to resume some tourism activities

4, The visa exemption to citizens of 103 countries will boost the tourism sector and shows Oman welcome everyone

5,  According to the data and indicators and based on the measures taken to reduce the number of flights and the number of seats aircrafts, we do not expect that there will be large tourist groups arriving in the Sultanate during the next year.

6, There is an increase in domestic tourism, and there is continuous monitoring to the adherence to the precautionary measures in all tourist sites.

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