Open with restrictions

Oman Travel Restrictions

63,38% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Oman.
Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Oman with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Oman for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Oman entry details and exceptions

Travelers with a travel history in in the past 14 days before travel are not allowed to enter Oman.

Omani citizens, diplomats, health staff, and their families are exempt from the ban and will be subject to entry procedures adopted by the Sultanate. Restricted entry into the Sultanate to only Omanis and residents, who have visas issued on or before 5th April 2021, and they must comply with the requirements imposed by the relevant authorities.

All foreign nationals must have valid health insurance.


Outgoing travel to OmanTravelling from South Africa to Oman

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Oman.

Details and exceptions
All arriving travelers over the age of 15 from any country will be required to undergo another COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, must pre-book the PCR test through and pay OMR 25 for the test fee.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Oman.

Details and exceptions
Travelers without a pre-departure COVID-19 test will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Oman and quarantine until they have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.If the result is positive they must quarantine for 10 days.

Return travelReturning to South Africa from Oman

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Oman must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Oman are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Oman

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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