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 resumed services related to visas, civil status, passports, and traffic on July 1.  Driver licenses can be renewed online. Residents of Oman whose visas will expire also can renew their visas online.  This includes residents currently in Oman and those stuck outside of Oman due to the travel restrictions.
  • Commercial international flights into and out of the country remain suspended until at least July 30.
  • The Government of Oman has announced the closure of the following areas until July 17: Governorate of Dhofar, Wilayat Douqm and Wilayat Massira.
  • The Government of Oman requires masks to be worn in public.  Fines may be assessed on those who do not comply.
  • To minimize the impact of COVID-19, Embassy Muscat ceased all visa services and 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 July 8, Oman has reported 50,207 cases of confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) within its borders.  Two Hundred and thirty-three people have died while 32,005 have reportedly recovered.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

Commercial international flights into and out of the country remain suspended until at least July 30.

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

Other links:

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.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has seen an increase in malicious activity related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Malicious cyber actors are targeting individuals, small and medium enterprises, and large organizations worldwide with COVID-19-related scams and phishing campaigns.  Please review the attached flyer for more information.