_A Monitor Report
Dhaka : Oman has lifted its travel ban on Bangladesh and 17 other countries, effective September 1. This marks the end of the four-month long travel ban the country had imposed earlier over rising cases of coronavirus.
The ban was lifted following an announcement made by the Oman Civil Aviation Authority on August 23 on the instruction of the Supreme Committee on Corona Prevention comprising of Medical Response, Public Health Sector and the Royal Oman Police.
Passengers travelling to Oman have to be fully vaccinated with vaccines approved by Oman's health authority and must carry a vaccine certificate with a QR code. The second dose should not be less than 14 days before the time of arrival in Oman.
According to a circular, all Omani citizens, expatriates, Oman visa holders, people who do not need a visa to travel to Oman and who can get a visa upon arrival are allowed to enter the county following the pre-Covid-19 procedure.
Children under 18 are exempted from the requirement to present a PCR certificate and proof of vaccination when travelling to Oman.
The move comes as a huge relief for hundreds of expatriates stranded in Bangladesh and the other 17 countries, including India and Pakistan.
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