More than 155,000 people use the Hatta crossing every month to travel between the UAE and Oman. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

Dubai: Oman will reopen its land, air and sea boarders on December 29 after temporarily closing for one week, local media reported.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling COVID-19, said the borders will be opened at 12am on Tuesday, December 29.

Meanwhile, the committee also made PCR compulsory for travellers coming to Oman from any part of the world. It also stated that it removed the quarantine procedures for visitors coming for less than 7 days to Oman.

This news comes on the heels of the country kicking off the first phase of vaccinations for its citizens.

The ban was imposed last week to stop the spread of a new covid-19 strain found in London and other parts of the world. The committee urged citizens and residents not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

The committee urged everyone to strictly follow precautionary measures and health guidelines.