COVID-19 Information

For more information about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) please click here . Oman COVID-19 Information Country-Specific Information: Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to avoid international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Please visit the State Department website for more information. The Royal Oman Police resumed services related to visas, civil status, passports, and traffic on July …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman

Location:  Oman Event:  The Oman Supreme COVID-19 Committee announces that, as of noon on Sunday, March 29, Oman will suspend all domestic and international flights to and from the Sultanate’s airports. Americans looking to return to the U.S. are strongly encouraged to take remaining international flights available before noon on March 29, 2020. The Department of State has …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman

Location:  Oman Event:  On March 19, 2020, the Oman Ministry of Health announced 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice . Starting Friday, March 20, the Omani authorities will bar all travelers from entering Oman through air, land, and sea borders except Omani citizens. The government of …

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Visa services have ceased until further notice. American Citizen Services continue.

Visa services at Embassy Muscat have been temporarily suspended until further notice.  If you believe your need for a visa qualifies as an emergency, please email consularmuscat@state.gov explaining the nature of your emergency.  Keep in mind that we define an emergency as: 1) death of a close relative or 2) serious injury to yourself or a …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution Reminder

This January 2019 update to the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence and criminal activity that transpire abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. …

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Weather Alert – Cyclone Hikaa

U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman September 24, 2019 Based on information from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), U.S. Embassy Muscat advises U.S. citizens that cyclone Hikaa is approximately 200 kms away from Masirah Island.  The cyclone includes heavy rains and winds ranging from 45 to 55 knots and continues to move towards the coastal …

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Weather Alert – Cyclone KYARR

U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman October 30, 2019 Based on information from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), the U.S. Embassy Muscat advises U.S. citizens that Cyclone Kyarr is approximately 490 kms away from Ras Madarakah in Duqm. There has been landfall in Sur, Ras al Hadd, and Sharqiya South. Currently, cyclone Kyaar is a …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Muscat (January 11, 2020) 

Location: Oman Event: The Passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Today, the Omani government announced the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos and a three-day official mourning period.  The Embassy has issued a public statement expressing condolences to His Majesty’s family and to the people of the Sultanate of Oman.  The Ruling Family Council is …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Muscat (January 4, 2020) 

Location: Oman Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to maintain a low profile and to increase their situational awareness until further notice. U.S. citizens should consult country specific  Travel Advisories  and …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman (October 11, 2018)

Embassy of the United States of America Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman (October 11, 2018) Location: Southern Oman; possible heavy rains and wind. Event: Tropical Cyclone Luban continues to strengthen as it moves westward toward the coastal areas of Dhofar governorate and Yemen.  The storm is still not expected to …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman (May 27, 2018)

Embassy of the United States of America Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman (May 27, 2018) Location: Southern Oman, Dhofar Governorate. Event: Following Tropical Cyclone Mekunu, the Government of Oman (GoO) has reported extensive damage to infrastructure in and around Salalah and other affected parts of southern Oman. In response, the GoO has declared a three-day …

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Weather Alert: U.S Embassy Muscat, Oman (May 25, 2018)

Location: Southern Oman; possible heavy rains country-wide. Event: According to the Government of Oman, Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is currently projected to make landfall in southern Oman in the late afternoon hours of May 25 or early morning May 26. Residents of coastal areas in and around Salalah have been evacuated further inland. Expect heavy rains …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman

Embassy of the United States of America Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Location: Southern Oman; possible heavy rains country-wide. Event: There is a cyclone system developing in the Arabian Sea. The storm is currently expected to make landfall in southern Oman in the late evening hours of May 25 or early morning May 26. Expect heavy rains …

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Warning – Be advised of unauthorized entities using U.S. Embassy Muscat’s name, logo or phone number

WARNING  – The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a potential scam involving individuals purporting to represent the Embassy by soliciting purchase orders for solar generators.  This appears to be an attempt to target businesses for payments of false contracts.  If your business receives a tender request from a  “Michelle Collins, Embassy of the United States” or from …

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