Oman Air resumes flights to Sri Lanka, Bahrain and Kuwait
Posted on October 25th, 2020

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The airline will fly direct from Muscat to Colombo, Muharraq and Kuwait twice per week throughout winter

Oman Air is resuming flights to three more destinations as part of its winter network update.

The national airline of the sultanate will begin flying to Sri Lanka, Bahrain and Kuwait from Monday, October 25. The airline is also set to increase frequency to domestic destinations across Oman.

From Muscat, Oman Air will operate twice weekly flights to Kuwait, Bahrain and Colombo. Travellers flying to Sri Lanka should be aware that only citizens are currently allowed to enter the country. Tourist visas have been suspended, however transiting is allowed so long as flight connections are no longer than 10 hours.

Oman Air is resuming flights to Bahrain where quarantine rules are in place for visitors. Unsplash
Oman Air is resuming flights to Bahrain where quarantine rules are in place for visitors. Unsplash

Kuwait airport partially reopened on August 1. Citizens and those with residency visas can fly into the state with a negative PCR test result.

Bahrain is allowing tourists and non-residents to enter the country and has introduced new Covid-19 testing measures to try to prevent the spread of the virus. Passengers holding electronic visas and those eligible for visas on arrival can fly to the kingdom again.

Oman Air is also increasing its domestic network as part of its winter schedule update. The airline will now operate three daily round-trip flights from Muscat to Salalah. The capital of the Dhofar province is popular for its thriving marine life and annual monsoon season.

To the port city of Khasab in Oman’s Musandam peninsula, bordering the UAE, the airline will now operate six flights per week.

It will also fly six times per week from the Omani capital to the coastal city of Duqm.

On all flights, there will be social distancing measures in place, cabin crew will wear full personal protective equipment and passengers must wear face masks.

Oman reopened international flights on October 1 after closing its borders for more than seven months, in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus via air travel.

Tourists from some countries can once again fly into the sultanate, and will undertake a PCR test at the airport. Short-term visitors must then quarantine until they receive a negative test result. Those staying in Oman for more than seven days must quarantine for 14 days, even if test results are negative.

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