Oman sets up drive-through COVID-19 tests at airports

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Oman has set up facilities for drive-through testing for the coronavirus as the country is due to resume commercial flights early next month, according to a media report.

The state operator of airports in the sultanate, Oman Airports, has announced putting in place drive-through testing facilities at Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport to facilitate taking samples and examining them, Omani news portal Shabiba reported.

Citizens and expatriates wishing to do the testing have to make advance reservations and pay a fee of OMR 25 each via the App Tarassud Plus that gives the applicant access to the test result in 24 hours, the report said.

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The service will be launched on October 1. The date marks the resumption of international flights in Oman amid strict health measures against the spread of the virus.

All passengers arriving in Oman will undergo coronavirus-detecting tests.

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