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Last verified: Saturday, 11. July 2020 at 07:20 AM

Oman Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Oman

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Oman. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Oman shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Oman), the Advisory Index is 3.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Yemen (5), Saudi Arabia with 3.1 and United Arab Emirates with 3.1 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Oman

There are currently 53,614 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Oman. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 244 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Oman.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Oman

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Oman.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Oman from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Oman. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Yemen border area due to terrorism and armed conflict. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. Due ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/oman-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det allmänna säkerhetsläget i Oman är gott. Det är tillrådligt att beakta landets kulturella särdrag.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/OM

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/oman

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Oman has suspended all domestic and international flights to and from the country. If you can't or don't want leave Oman, you can apply to extend your visa online (see 'Travel'). If you're in Oman, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for a possible extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/oman

Individual rating changes for Oman

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Oman. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Oman changed from 2.8 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Oman to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Oman changed from 2.4 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Oman to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Oman to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Oman changed from 2.0 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Oman with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Oman changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Oman with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Oman with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Oman with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Oman with a rating of 2.0.

About Oman

Oman with its capital Muscat is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly smaller than Kansas (212,460 km²). The country is located Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE. The climate can be described as dry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south. The landscape is central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south. With a population of about 3.31 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Muscat
Population about 3.31 million
Size 212.460 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Kansas
Common languages Arabic, Bashkir, English, Urdu
Currency Rial (short: OMR)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +968
Internet Top Level Domain .om
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 OM
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 OMN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 512

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Oman is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • beach pollution from oil spills
  • limited natural freshwater resources
  • rising soil salinity

Natural hazzards

  • periodic droughts
  • summer winds often raise large sandstorms and dust storms in interior

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Oman. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. chemicals
  3. construction
  4. copper
  5. crude oil production
  6. liquefied natural gas production
  7. natural
  8. optic fiber
  9. refining
  10. steel

Agriculture products

  1. alfalfa
  2. bananas
  3. camels
  4. cattle
  5. dates
  6. fish
  7. limes
  8. vegetables

Omani Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Oman.

Export products

  1. fish
  2. metals
  3. petroleum
  4. reexports
  5. textiles

Import products

  1. food
  2. livestock
  3. lubricants
  4. machinery
  5. manufactured goods
  6. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Oman?

Oman is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Oman.

Is it safe to travel Oman in 2020?

Visiting the country Oman is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Oman?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Oman.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Oman?

There are currently 53,614 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Oman. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 244 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Oman.

What is the size of Oman?

Oman has a size of 212,460 km² or 82,031 mi² which is slightly smaller than Kansas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.