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Oman to implement total lockdown over Eid Al Adha

Officials in the sultanate have imposed a ban on all commercial activities across the three days of Eid Al Adha in July 2021

Oman has announced total lockdown during Eid al-Adha as the sultanate continues to struggle with rising cases of Covid-19. Officials have confirmed that a total ban will be imposed on all commercial activities across the three days of Eid Al Adha this month. The movement of individuals and vehicles will also be restricted from 5pm until 4am the following day starting from Friday 16 July until the morning of Saturday 31 July.

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The sultanate has also implemented additional precautionary measures with regards to international arrivals from 24 countries. Travellers arriving from the following destinations are currently not permitted entry into Oman: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the UK, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Guinea, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil.

Though strict regulations are currently in place, the Sultanate is busy making improvements to its travel and tourism offering for when borders reopen. These efforts include the launch of Visit Oman, a national travel trade platform to connect Oman-based travel suppliers with global buyers.

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