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Covid-19: UAE allows Omani citizens to enter through border points without ICA approval – News

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Omanis have to provide a negative test result as well as undergo a test on the border.

Oman’s citizens will be allowed to enter the UAE through land border entry points starting from November 16, without prior approval from the ICA.

The National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship in coordination with the Ministry Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Friday announced the exemption of Oman citizens from obtaining the ICA approval, allowing them to freely move through the country’s border check points with Covid-19 precautionary measures.

Omanis entering UAE will be required to present a negative Covid-19 (PCR) test result received within 48 hours from the time of entry.

The test result should be from accredited laboratories in tthe Sultanate of Oman.

They will undergo another Covid-19 test on arrival at the UAE entry point.

The citizens must follow all safety and preventive measures according to UAE’s approved guidelines, in addition to installing the Al Hosn tracing app.

Visitors from the Sultanate of Oman are obligated to conduct a PCR test on the fourth day after entering the UAE – for those staying in the country for four consecutive days.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country’s parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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