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Covid-19 regulations & iDrive 4×4 Policy

COVID-19 Regulations & iDrive 4×4 Policy

UPDATED 30 NOVEMBER 2021

Oman
Oman has re-opened the borders for tourism on the 1st of September 2021. Please read the corona guidelines as introduced by the Oman Government below.


Since the regulations around Covid-19 change on a regular basis, please check the website below to find out about the most recent updates about travel restrictions for Oman.
https://www.omanairports.co.om/news/update-on-travel-restrictions-related-to-covid-19/

All travelers arriving in the Sultanate are required to present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate containing a QR Code stating that they have received two doses of any COVID-19 vaccine approved in Oman Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford Astrazeneca, Covishield AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Sinovac, Moderna, and Sinopharm, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson. The last dose is required to have been received not less than fourteen (14) days ahead of the estimated arrival time. The Ministry of Health publishes and updates the list of vaccines approved in Oman.


All travelers coming to the Sultanate (including diplomats) before their arrival are required to :

  • Pre-registration via (https://covid19.emushrif.om) and upload the vaccine certificate as well as the COVID-19 PCR certificate, both containing QR Codes.
    If the passenger prefers to conduct the COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, the passenger shall pay the prescribed fees when registering.
  • All travelers arriving in the Sultanate of Oman are required to obtain international health insurance to cover the cost of one month’s treatment of COVID- 19, with the exception of Omani citizens, citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council States and travelers with a free treatment card.
  • Travelers below 18 and travelers with medically confirmed health conditions that prevent them from taking the vaccination are exempt from presenting the COVID-19 vaccine certificate and PCR test certificate.

Entry Requirements for all Arrivals upon Arriving in Oman:

All travelers coming to the Sultanate on long international flights (with a period of no less than 8 hours) with a pre-travel negative PCR test (within 96 hours) are exempt from quarantine as well as travelers on shorter flights with a negative COVID-19 PCR test (within 72 hours).
All travelers coming to the Sultanate without a pre-travel PCR test are required to:

  • Take a PCR test upon their arrival at the airport, wear Tarrasud+ bracelet and adhere to quarantine until a negative PCR test result is detected.
  • If the result is positive, 10 days quarantine is required.

Departing from Oman procedures:
Before booking a flight, you must consider the following requirements:

  • Omani citizens and residents can travel abroad without pre-approval.
  • Omani citizens shall have health insurance covering COVID-19 valid in the country they are traveling to.
  • Check the latest COVID-19 travel and testing requirements for your destination.
  • Consider online check-in, where possible, prior to arrival at the airport to avoid face-to-face contact at the airport
  • Travelers need to be at the airport at least 3 hours before the official time of departure or 4 hours at most.
  • Never travel if you display coronavirus symptoms.
  • If required, PCR tests can be done at the Airport Drive-through and Walk-in facilities, located in P5 car park in Muscat and at Lifeline Hospital Salalah.
  • The cost of the drive-thru PCR test is 19 OMR, you can register for it through https://covid19.emushrif.om
  • Test results will be available within 24 hours at: https://covid19.emushrif.om
  • The certified Ministry of Health test report is now electronically available on https://covid19.emushrif.om for a fee of 5 OMR


Kyrgyzstan

As of 14 January 2022, a PCR test will be taken on arrival at the airport in Kyrgyzstan. This is irrespective of whether you have been vaccinated or not.

For all other regulation around covid-19 in Kyrgzystan, please check with your local authorities for the latest update.

Cancellation policy
At iDrive 4×4 we understand the sensitivities for traveling during the Corona outbreak and therefore we offer our clients a flexible approach.
• With a negative travel advise from your origin country or in the case that Oman or Kyrgyzstan does not allow tourists in the country you can possibly claim the reservation amount from your Travel Insurance and cancel the booking with us.
• If your travel insurance does not cover the costs of the cancellation of your trip, you can reschedule your trip free of charge.
• Our cancellation policy: The traveler can cancel the agreement at any time before the start date of the trip. The traveler will be charged the following cancellation fees:
• Up to 56 days before departure: 20%
• 55-22 days prior to departure: 50
• 21-7 days prior to departure: 75%
• 0-6 days prior to departure: 100%

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