Oman: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel RestrictionsUpdated on 11 jun 2021, 10:11 UTC+8
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Entry into OmanEntry prohibited
From April 8, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Oman. This policy does not apply to lawful permanent residents. All land and sea border checkpoints are closed until further notice. All persons arriving by air must, prior to departure, preregister with Omani authorities and install the "Tarassud" mobile application. All travelers must carry proof written in Arabic or English of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and must have proof of valid medical insurance. Additionally, all travelers must show proof of a 7-day booking at an approved hotel or quarantine facility. Upon arrival, all persons must, at their own expense, undergo an additional PCR test and a 7-day quarantine followed by a third PCR test at the end of the quarantine period. During quarantine, all persons must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet connected to the "Tarassud" application. This policy provides some exceptions for diplomats and children under the age of 15. More information regarding booking quarantine arrangements and the "Tarassud" application are available from the following URLs: https://www.covid19.emushrif.om https://tarassud.moh.gov.om/#/login
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
All persons must have proof of a negative nucleic acid or antigen test for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
From May 4, 2021, foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.
All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.