Single dose of Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for renewal of residency visa, starting from September

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Muscat:  Starting from September, renewal of residency visas for expats in Oman, requires receiving at least a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine, said Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri, Director General of Disease Control and Control at the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri: Those willing to enter the Sultanate and received their first dose of the vaccine, should be aware they have received a vaccine that is approved in the Sultanate, taking into consideration that the vaccine used in Oman may not be offered in their countries.

Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri: 100% of employees in the public sector will return to work on September 1, while entry will be limited to the vaccinated employees only.

Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri: As for the QR code, many counties have adopted it and the World Tourism Organization has introduced a link for countries to check the tests and certificates verified through the QR, and many countries detected forgery in the tests and certificates.

Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri: There is an ongoing study to reopen cultural and social activities, and a decision will be issued by the Supreme Committee next week.

Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri: The Sultanate made a plan last June to address the new mutations, and established a laboratory to carry out analysis.

Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri: All the cases tested positive at the Sultanate borders are studied and analyzed to disclose any new mutation, this also applies with cases in the Sultanate.

Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri: The way to deal with any type of mutation depends on its type, whether worrisome or interesting. It also depends on the epidemiological situation.

Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri: As for returning to the workplaces, it is important to adhere to the decisions of the Supreme Committee to be vaccinated before entering the workplace.

Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri: All precautions should be adhered to; prominently practicing social distancing, wearing a face mask and washing hands.

Dr. Saif bin Salem Al-Abri: No event of any kind is allowed, until further notice.

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