Vastavam web: Tourists have been exempted from quarantine and polymerase testing (PCR) before coming to Oman, the country’s Ministry of Heritage and Tourism announced on Thursday. A statement issued online by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism said: “The ministry would like to inform you that, based on the instructions received from the Ministry of Health, it has become possible to exempt tourists from quarantine and polymerase testing (PCR) before coming to the Sultanate, provided they adhere to the procedures that include a compulsory international health insurance that covers the costs of treatment of Cpovid-19 disease during their residency in the Sultanate.”
“Before departing for their travel to the Sultanate, they will also have to register for the polymerase test that will take place on arrival at the Sultanate’s airports on the emushrif.om.covid19 page, and upload the Tarassud Plus program of the Ministry of Health,” the statement added. Regarding the latest guidelines to be followed, the statement said: “Prior to booking in a hotel or tourist resort and a flight ticket to return, a polymerase test (PCR) must be done upon arrival in the Sultanate through the airports and a commitment to sanitary isolation in the tourist facility until a negative result appears. As for those coming through the land ports, they are required to present a medical certificate of a negative PCR result that is reported for a period not exceeding 72 hours before entering the Sultanate due to the lack of the required medical examination at the land ports at the current period.
The statement added that tourist groups were also excluded from the requirement of the decision to gather in tourist sites for no more than 5 people from the same family while adhering to the health condition of Covid-19.