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Healthcare workers exempted from institutional quarantine
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Based on the decisions of the Supreme Committee on July 16, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued fresh instructions to airlines operating to and from Oman.


With immediate effect, all medical and medical assistance categories (including all healthcare providers working in public and private health sectors such as doctors and nurses, labs and X-ray technicians, pharmacists, and their family members are exempted from the mandatory institutional quarantine upon arrival to the Sultanate and shall adhere to home quarantine and to wear the electronic tracking bracelet.


It added that Singapore and Brunei Darussalam have been removed from the list of countries from which entry of arrivals to the Sultanate is forbidden.


The amended list of countries from which travel to the Sultanate is prohibited includes Sudan, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Tunisia, Libya, Argentina, Colombia, and arrivals from any other country if they have passed through any of aforementioned countries during the previous 14 days preceding their request to enter the Sultanate.


Omani Citizens, diplomats, healthcare workers and their families are exempted from the restrictions of arriving at the Sultanate from the countries listed above, but will be subject to the approved procedures upon arrival.


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