Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Oman on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

You should stay in touch with your airline, hotel and monitor local media before you travel.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Oman.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government testing requirements. You should contact the Ministry of Health (24441999) or the aviation authorities for information on testing facilities.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Travel in Oman

Restrictions on road travel within Oman, including police checkpoints, might be introduced at short notice. You should monitor local news sources or official social media accounts (including the Oman VS COVID19 twitter account) for the latest information. Always follow the instructions of the local authorities.

Failure to follow these instructions could result in a fine and/or prosecution.

Accommodation

Hotels are open (though hotel amenities are subject to COVID-19 restrictions). Contact your travel agent, or hotels direct, to find out what rules are in place during your stay.

Public places and services

The Omani government has stated that no public gatherings should take place, and masks should be worn in public places.

You should be aware that public places may have limited access or could be subject to temporary closure by the authorities at short notice, across Oman.

You will need to prove you have been vaccinated (your certificate must have a QR code) in order to access government and private sector offices, shopping malls, restaurants and other commercial premises.

Healthcare in Oman

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should call the Ministry of Health in Oman on +968 2444 1999. They will advise you on next steps, local testing facilities, etc. You should also speak to your healthcare provider and/or insurance company.

For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health

View Health for further details on healthcare in Oman.

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Oman

We will update this page when the Government of Oman announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Oman national vaccination programme started in December 2020 and is using the AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), Sinovac and Sputnik V may also be available. British nationals resident in Oman are eligible for vaccination, however the Omani government expects sponsors to facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for their expatriate employees and dependents. If you are resident in Oman, you should check with your sponsor what plans they have in place for vaccinations.

Alternatively, you can register to be vaccinated at personal expense, at any private medical clinic administering COVID-19 vaccines.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Oman, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.