Muscat (UNA-OIC) – The decision of Oman’s COVID-19 Supreme Committee making vaccination mandatory for entering government and private establishments has come into effect as of Wednesday, 1 September 2021.
The decision applies to commercial complexes, restaurants, among other business outlets. Also under this decision, vaccination is a prerequisite to attend cultural and sports events, among other group activities.
The same decision mandates having two doses of any COVID-19 vaccine approved in the Sultanate as a condition to enter Oman from any land, sea, or air checkpoints (for incoming travelers aged 18 years and above).
This is in addition to the fact that inbound travelers have to undergo PCR test before or upon arriving in the Sultanate and abide by a seven-day quarantine, after which each traveler has to do the PCR test on the 8th day to confirm that he/she is not infected with the disease.
During the 26th press conference of the COVID-19 Supreme Committee, it was announced that, with effect from 1 September 2021, public and private establishments will operate with 100% workforce, without prejudice to the vaccination condition.
To safeguard gains made so far, the Committee urged all segments of society to comply with precautionary measures set earlier, notably wearing face masks, observing physical distance, and none-lenience in adhering to safety conditions.