Oman extends nighttime curfew

6 July 2021

MUSCAT (WAF)- Oman’s Supreme Committee dealing with COVID19 developments has tightened measures to contain the pandemic, state media reported.

The SC decisions included extending the ban on movement and closing commercial activities to start from five pm, instead of the current curfew beginning from 8 pm, and until four in the morning. The new curfew timing comes into force from 16 July to 31 July. This period includes a full-day ban on movement during Eid al-Adha 3-days holiday.

The Committee excluded the Governorate of Musandam, located in the far north of the Sultanate, from the decision to close and ban movement due to the fewer COVID19 cases. But gatherings will continue to be banned.

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As of 9 July, citizens and residents who did not receive the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine are not allowed to visit the Musandam nor Dhofar. And visitors from outside the Sultanate are not allowed to enter any of these two governorates unless fully vaccinated.

The Committee also decided to lift Egypt off the red destinations list starting from 9 July and added nine countries, namely: Iraq, Indonesia, Singapore, Tunisia, Iran, Libya, Argentina, Colombia, Brunei.