Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 5 December 2020

CORONAVIRUS

UAE allows Omanis to enter through land ports from Monday

Travellers will have to present a negative PCR test result at the border

Omanis looking to enter the UAE through its land borders no longer need prior approval to cross into the Emirates. Getty Images)
Omanis looking to enter the UAE through its land borders no longer need prior approval to cross into the Emirates. Getty Images)

Omanis looking to enter the UAE through its land borders no longer need prior approval to cross into the Emirates.

From Monday, citizens of Oman will be able to move freely between both countries via its various land ports for the first time since March.

Travel to Oman has been restricted since airports, sea ports and land ports were closed earlier this year in an effort to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Air travel in and out of the country resumed in early October for citizens, residents and GCC nationals.

Now, citizens coming into the UAE via road will be required to present a negative PCR test result at the border. The test must be taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel.

In addition, travellers will also be screened for Covid-19 at the port of entry. Those who test positive will be denied entry.

For people looking to stay in the UAE for more than four consecutive days, a second PCR test will also be required on the fourth day.

The announcement was made by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), the Federal Authority For Identity And Citizenship (ICA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The ICA said quarantine procedures for visitors coming into the country are in accordance with the local rules followed in the various emirates.

Travellers who enter the country will also have to download the Al Hosn mobile application.

Updated: November 14, 2020 05:02 PM

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