An alert issued by the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Pretoria advises Omani citizens to postpone any trips to South Africa during this period.
The statement comes in the wake of the discovery of the new COVID–19 strain reportedly found in parts of the UK and South Africa. The rapid spread of the new strain has forced many countries to review and revise commercial flight movements to these countries.
Oman has opened its borders which was closed for a week, from December 22, due to the new strain of COVID-19. The reopening of borders have also come with new and revised border controls as cautionary measures continue to be put in place to curb the spread of virus.
All visitors to Oman must now undergo a compulsory PCR test before arriving into the Sultanate. Even those coming for short visits with duration of less than seven days have to undergo quarantine.