COVID-19 Information

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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 announced that residents of Oman whose visas will expire can renew their visas online.  This includes residents currently in Oman and those stuck outside of Oman due to the travel restrictions.
  • Oman indefinitely suspended commercial international flights into and out of the country on March 29.
  • The Government of Oman has instituted checkpoints to prevent movements between governorates and between wilayas. 
  • To minimize the impact of COVID-19, Embassy Muscat ceased all visa services as well as all routine American Citizen Services (ACS).  Embassy Muscat can still assist with emergency passports for adults and minors.  If you believe your situation is a true emergency, email consularmuscat@state.gov with detailed information about your situation.  Otherwise, please wait until routine services resume.
  • As of April 8,  Oman has reported 419 cases of confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) within its borders.  Two people have died while 72 have reportedly recovered.
  • The Royal Oman Police suspended services related to all types of visas, civil status, passports, and traffic until further notice.
  • The Omani government continues to urge people to stay home.  
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:

Oman suspended commercial international flights in and out of the country.  

  • Quarantine Information:
    • If you feel you have been exposed to COVID-19, call the Ministry of Health for quarantine guidance.  Home or institutional quarantine will also apply to individuals who have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or individuals with a severe acute respiratory infection.
  • Local Resources:
    • Ministry of Health National Hotline: +968 9219 9389 or Muscat Hotline: +968 9092 4212
    • Royal Hospital (severe cases): +968 2459 9000
    • Al Nahdha Hospital (mild cases): +968 2250 3333
    • Central Public Health Laboratory: +968 9131 3316
    • Infection Prevention and Control: +968 9131 3315

U.S. Embassy Muscat also urges all U.S. citizens and their families to practice good health safety measures:

  • Practice good hand and respiratory hygiene. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if good hygiene soap and water are not available. 
  • Notify healthcare workers if you have a worsening fever and upper-respiratory symptoms.
  • Employ additional protective measures when traveling to high-risk areas.