Muscat: Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a clarification about passengers arriving in Cairo airport on board one of the national carriers of the Sultanate who were found to be COVID-19 positive.
It states that Oman has put into practice stringent health and safety protocols to limit the spread of COVID-19 virus in all airlines operating their flights to and from the Sultanate. Omani carriers are obligated to ensure that passengers flying with them adhere to the safety requirements of the country they are travelling to.
CAA stated that due coordination regarding necessary mandated measures for travelling to Egypt with the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority was undertaken.
Accordingly, it was confirmed that all travellers had pre-boarding PCR test with certificates showing a negative result before they were accepted for their flight bound for Cairo.
Furthermore, the CAA clarification stated that the requirements for entry into some countries including the Sultanate, require testing all passengers upon their arrival as well, as the infection happens due to various reasons even after the pre-boarding test has been taken.
The circular stated that in the past a number of positive cases were discovered on travellers coming from Cairo on board Egyptian Airlines flights, who were isolated in accordance with Oman’s health protocols.