Oman Opens Its Borders for Quarantine-Free Travel for Fully Vaccinated Tourists from 1st September

The beautiful country of Oman will reopen its borders to international visitors for the first time in 2021 from 12pm on 1st September. From this date, fully vaccinated tourists who are either citizens, residents with a valid residency permit or travellers with valid visas are allowed to travel to the Sultanate without prior approval.

Visitors will need to print out and present a medical certificate – also known as a Covid passport – with a QR code that demonstrates they’ve completed a full course of a locally approved vaccine at least 14 days prior, plus a a negative PCR test in order to bypass quarantine. Currently, the GCC country is allowing visitors with AstraZeneca (Covishield), Oxford AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sinovac and Sputnik vaccines.

Covid-19 PCR tests must be printed and should be taken within the last 96 hours for those arriving on long haul flights longer than 8 hours, or within 72 hours for those arriving on shorter flights under 8 hours.

All travellers must also register at Tarassud+ prior to arrival, which will be updated ahead of September 1 to allow for vaccinated visitors and residents to complete their pre-travel details and avoid mandatory quarantine.