Philippines, Egypt added to Oman’s travel ban list

Omani citizens, diplomats, health workers and their families are excluded from the latest rule

  
MUSCAT, OMAN -21 DEC 2016- The Muscat International Airport (MCT), formerly Seeb International Airport, is the main airport in Oman. It is the hub for Oman Air. Image used for illustrative purpose

MUSCAT, OMAN -21 DEC 2016- The Muscat International Airport (MCT), formerly Seeb International Airport, is the main airport in Oman. It is the hub for Oman Air. Image used for illustrative purpose

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DUBAI: The Philippines and Egypt were the latest inclusion in Oman’s list where travelers from the said countries are banned from entering the Sultanate.

The decision was issued by the Supreme Committee, which takes lead in the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and took effect on Friday, May 7.

Travelers from Egypt and the Philippines, and those who transited in any of the said countries during the 14 days, are particularly affected by the travel restriction a report from Times of Oman said.

Omani citizens, diplomats, health workers and their families are excluded from the latest rule but are subject to the procedures adopted upon entering the Sultanate, the report added.

Oman earlier added India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to the travel ban list, joining Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and the United Kingdom where their residents have been barred from entering since February 24.

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