COVID-19 Supreme Committee

COVID-19 Supreme Committee Decision of 27 December 2020

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Note: The following text is a public domain translation published by the Official OmanVsCovid19 Twitter account.

Statement of the Supreme Committee

The Covid-19 Supreme Committee has taken the following decisions:

– Ending the decision of banning entry to and exit from the Sultanate through various land, air and sea outlets starting from 12 am on Tuesday, 29 December 2020.

– Obtaining a PCR test, compulsory, before coming to the Sultanate from all countries of the world without exception.

– Imposing quarantine again for those arriving on short visits to the Sultanate for less than seven days.

– The following procedures shall be applied to all arrivals at the Sultanate’s border outlets. The previous decisions that contradict these procedures shall be canceled:

– Registering in (Tarrasud+) application prior to arrival in the Sultanate.

– Showing a certificate of negative Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival provided that the tests has been conducted within a period of not more than 72 hours.

– It is mandatory to obtain a health insurance that covers costs of Covid-19 treatment. Omanis, GCC citizens and those who have free health cards are exempted.

– Conducting a PCR test upon arrival at the Sultanate’s airports.

– Wearing a tracking hand bracelet at all border outlets, along with commitment to a 7-day quarantine. The tracking bracelet is removed after completing the quarantine period, provided that no Covid-19 symptoms appear during that period, upon repetition of the PCR test on the eighth day.

– The quarantine period for public and private workers in the Sultanate will not be treated as a paid sick leave.

The Supreme Committee urges citizens and residents to avoid travel abroad during the coming period unless there is extreme necessity.