Muscat: Oman’s Supreme Committee announced it has banned arrivals from ten countries, due to the current pandemic situation. The Committee that met yesterday, and chaired by Oman’s Minister of Interior, Hammoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, arrived at the decision after its regular follow up on the global developments on the spread and control of COVID-19.
The ten countries that are on the banned list include Lebanon, Sudan, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Guinea, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Ethiopia.
The Supreme Committee has also been consistently messaging people in Oman to avoid overseas travel to avoid getting into contact with the newer strains of the virus which have proven to be more infectious.
The decision to ban arrivals from the aforementioned countries will take effect from zero hour on Thursday, February 25, and will remain in effect for 15 days, unless further extended.
Omani citizens, diplomats of foreign missions in the Sultanate, and healthcare workers employed in the country and their families, are exempted from this ban.
The ban also applies to those transit travellers who have passed through these countries during a 14-day period prior to their date of travel.