After Covaxin was named an approved vaccine approved in the Sultanate, Oman's Civil Aviation Authority issued the procedures in which it days that all arrivals to the Sultanate, before boarding the plane, are obligated to present a vaccine certificate, inclusive of verification (QR) codes.
Currently Oman has approved nine Covid19 : Pfizer/BioNTech, the Covishield and Oxford variants of the AstraZeneca jab, Sputnik, Sinovac, Moderna, Sinopharm, and Covaxin, and Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
All passengers to Oman should have received their last vaccine dose at least 14 days before to their expected arrival time in Oman. A negative PCR test is also mandatory for all passengers arriving in Oman. The test, however, can be taken either before boarding the flight, or on arrival. Those who do present a negative PCR test taken from an approved laboratory, before travelling to Oman, are exempt from quarantine, provided the test features a QR code.
For flights of duration more than eight hours, tests have be taken at least 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of arrival in Oman and passengers boarding shorter flights must take their PCR tests at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Passengers who wish to take a PCR test on arrival in Oman have to enter mandatory quarantine, and wear a tracking bracelet until their tests come back negative. In the event that a positive examination result appears, the traveller is subject to mandatory health isolation for 10 days from the date of the examination.
Travellers whose examination results appear positive shall be excluded from quarantine, if they submit evidence that they have recovered from the disease. This should also include proof of completion of the period of health isolation prescribed in the country in which they were to their arrival in Oman.
Passengers aged 18 and under and patients who have illnesses that prevent them from receiving the vaccine are exempt from RT PCR tests. In the latter case, patients need to show a medical certificate that confirms their condition.
Before boarding the plane, all passengers have to complete pre-registration via the eMushrif platform on www.covid19.emushrif.gov.om.
Passengers that choose to take PCR tests beforehand must upload their vaccine certificates, as well as the COVID-19 PCR certificates, both containing QR codes.
Passengers who plan to take tests on arrival must pay the prescribed fee online, while registering, before boarding the aircraft. Arriving passengers will also have international health insurance covering the cost of COVID-19 treatment for a period of at least one month but this is exempted for Omani nationals.
Omani citizens and their families, and non-Omanis working in Oman in the public or private sector, and those with valid residency, but are not vaccinated, are allowed to return to Oman and are subject to the health requirements issued before September 1, 2021. Diplomats working in accredited diplomatic missions, and diplomatic visitors to the country, are exempt from the PCR tests and eMushrif registration.