The Civil Aviation Authority today clarified that flights between Oman and India operate in accordance with the decisions issued by the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19.
The main objective of these flights is to transport citizens of the Republic of India wishing to return to their country and to ship health supplies and goods necessary for Oman, in addition to facilitating the return of citizens, diplomats and health workers from the Republic of India to Oman.
Authorities in Oman are also monitoring the small number of Omanis, diplomats and health workers coming to Oman on the flights, who are not allowed to board the flight without testing negative for Covid-19 at the departure point. They are re-examined upon their arrival in the Sultanate, and they are quarantined in accordance with the health regulations, re-examined for a third time on the last day of the quarantine period.
During June 7, to June 13, 2021, Oman Air's 14 flights with a total of 58 passengers arrived including 14 citizens and 44 foreigners at a rate of less than 5 passengers per flight. All of them from the excluded categories.
With SalamAir, one flight, with two Omani passengers arrived. With Air India, eight flights, with a total of 34 passengers including one citizen, and 33 foreign passengers, arrived at an average of less than five passengers only per flight. All of them from the excluded categories.
With Air India Express, 11 flights, with a total of 47 passengers including two citizens, and 45 foreign passengers, at a rate of less than five passengers only per flight. All of them are from the excluded categories.