Oman decides to lift travel ban on passengers from Egypt amid pandemic



Wed, 07 Jul 2021 - 01:57 GMT


Wed, 07 Jul 2021 - 01:57 GMT

FILE - Egyptian passengers - Reuters

FILE - Egyptian passengers - Reuters

CAIRO – 7 July 2021: Amid coronavirus, the Omani supreme committee tasked with addressing developments resulting from the pandemic decided on Tuesday to lift a ban on travelers arriving from Egypt to the Sultanate.

During its meeting on Tuesday, the committee also decided to add to its list of travel-ban countries Singapore, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Tunisia, Libya, Argentina, Columbia, and Brunei Darussalam, state news agency, ONA, reported.

Travelers from the above-mentioned countries are not allowed to enter the Sultanate of Oman under the committee’s decision which will be effective from 5 pm of Friday, July 9, 2021 till further notice.

The same ban applies to travelers who have visited those countries within 14 days prior to applying to enter the Sultanate.

Oman had banned since May the entry of travels who are coming from Egypt until further notice, in light of measures taken by the Sultanate against the pandemic.

EgyptAir announced that travelers from Egypt will be banned from entering the Sultanate as of 9:00 A.M. on May 7, 2021, until further notice.

So far, the Sultanate has reported 280,235 coronavirus cases, including 3,356 deaths. Egypt has reported since the pandemic started in February 282,421 cases and 16,306 deaths.

MENA contributed to the story.



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