New guidelines issued for travellers from Egypt

Muscat: The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), in coordination with the competent authorities, has suspended non-scheduled flights between Oman Egypt are from Sunday for a period of one month.

Residents from Egypt while entering the Sultanate must present a pre-examination certificate (PCR) to prove that they are free from coronavirus (Covid 19) virus and will be subject to 14 days quarantine.

PACA clarified that there is no suspension of scheduled flights between Egypt and Muscat on Oman Air, SalamAir and Egypt Air, but quarantine procedures are applicable to all arrivals, including the PCR for residents.

The Embassy of Egypt in Oman has urged the Egyptian citizens residing in Oman who are currently abroad to obtain a PCR from the central laboratories of the Ministry of Health or an accredited hospital before heading to the airport to return to the Sultanate.

Egyptian citizens who are not residents of the Sultanate should cancel or postpone their unnecessary visits.

The embassy has advised Egyptian citizens residing in the Sultanate not to travel unless necessary.

Earlier as a precautionary measure in coordination with the relevant authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said, “Those traveling to the Sultanate from the countries listed by the Ministry of Health, or who have traveled from those countries to another country and have been in it for less than 14 days before reaching the Sultanate, will not be able to enter through airports, land, and seaports of the Sultanate even if they have valid visas.”

 

 

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