Air India Express has issued a notice alerting passengers bound for Oman that only those with an existing visa or an employment visa will be allowed to travel.
Those who have renewed their existing visa after its expiry, are also eligible to travel to Oman. Passengers with a newly issued visa will not be accepted for flying, the notification from Air India Express says.
For flights from India to Oman, the conditions stipulate that the Omani nationals as well as resident cardholders can be carried by the airlines, and further specifies that Indian nationals carrying valid residency permit as mandated by Oman’s laws can be carried only if their destination is Oman.
Air India Express has recently announced flights operational under phase 7 of the Vande Bharat Mission, from Muscat, Oman to Indian cities of Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, operational from 1 to 30 November.
Oman has not resumed issuance of any visas, although expired visas due for renewal are being renewed.