Oman bans entry of non-Omanis

The ban does not include citizens of GCC states

Oman bans entry of non-Omanis

Oman has banned the entry of non-Omanis into the Sultanate by land, sea or air, with the exception of citizens of other GCC states.

The measure, decided by the Supreme Committee which is handling all coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, will come into effect from tomorrow (Tuesday March 17).

All passengers who do arrive in the Sultanate will be quarantined, including Omanis.

Other measures announced include the suspension of Friday prayers, and the closure of all parks and public play areas.

Social gatherings such as wedding parties and funeral ceremonies are also being stopped.

The news comes after the Supreme Committee announced it would be closing the borders to tourists for 30 days last week.

Sports activities, and all non-class student activities, have also been suspended.

Oman has also closed all schools, universities and other educational institutions for 30 days.

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