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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Oman

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This article was published on May 10, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Oman?

As of April 2022, Oman is open for tourism to all countries. Please learn the information presented below to find out all COVID-19 restrictions. 

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Can I enter Oman if I am vaccinated? 

You can enter Oman if you are fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received a full course of your vaccine(s) at least 14 days before entering Oman.

Currently, the following vaccines are approved in Oman:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Astrazeneca ( Vaxzevria, Covishield)
  • Moderna (Spikevax or Takeda Japan)
  • Sinopharm (Beijing) (Covilo)
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac)
  • CanSinBio (Convidecia)
  • Novavax (Nuvaxovid) (Covovax)
  • Gamaleya Research Institute (Sputnik V)
  • Sputnik Light
  • Johnson & Johnson

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

Health insurance is not required for:

  • Omani citizens
  • GCC citizens (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
  • Travelers with free treatment cards

Can I enter Oman if I am unvaccinated? 

Foreign travelers are not permitted to enter Oman if they are unvaccinated.

However, if you have recovered from COVID-19, you can enter Oman according to third sources. Please, contact your airline or travel agency to find out up-to-date information. 

Can I leave Oman?

As of April 2022, both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can leave Oman. Please ensure to learn the requirements about presenting a negative test result for vaccinated or recovered visitors of your destination country in advance. 

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country) or
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of your destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Oman currently

As of April 2022, Oman is considered one of the safest tourist places. Nevertheless, several local regulations are in place.

Omani traditional handcraft in the traditional Nizwa Souq market, Oman — ShutterstockClay pots at the Nizwa Souq market — Shutterstock

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Oman right now?

International travel to Oman is safe provided you follow the main current COVID-19 requirements:

  • Wearing masks indoors is obligatory
  • Keeping social distance
  • Showing your vaccination certificate to enter many public establishments

Is Muscat open for travel?

Presently, Muscat is open for travelers. Basic COVID-19 restrictions in the capital are the same as nationwide rules.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Oman?

Currently, travelers are not obliged to undergo self-isolation or quarantine in Oman.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Oman?

There is no standard health pass for international travelers in Oman.

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