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Covid-19: Scope of visa agenda for the Sultanate Oman and rules for entering the Czech Republic from Oman

Given that the Sultanate Oman is considered a country with a very high risk of Covid-19 pandemic, the visa agenda has been only partially renewed.  

According to the current Protective Measure issued by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, the visa agenda for countries with a very high risk of Covid-19 pandemic allows to accept only long-term visas and long-term stays. Applications for Schengen visas are limited to:

- family members of Czech citizens and EU citizens living in the Czech Republic

- persons whose entry is in the interest of the Czech Republic proved by a letter from the respective ministry in the Czech Republic

- diplomats and officials working for international organizations accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic,

- in case of urgent and emergency situations

 

Before entering the Czech Republic from the Oman, the traveller must:

- submit the filled arrival form

- after arrival in the Czech Republic a PCR test must be done not earlier than 5 days but not later then 14 days since the arrival in the Czech Republic. Before the negative result PCR test is presented, the person needs to comply with a restriction of free movement  obligation

- for a period of 14 days after the arrival in the Czech Republic, the person must use  a FFP2 standard facemask (available in Czech pharmacies and known in Czech as “respirátor”) during his/her essential travels within the free movement restrictions

List of accredited laboratories in Sultanate Oman has been not issued, but it is possible to approach any hospital certified by the Ministry of Health of Oman. Such hospitals in Muscat can be recommended.

More information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Exemptions from all the above stated conditions apply for:

- EU citizens and foreigners with a long-term residence in the EU who are transiting through the Czech Republic for up to 12 hours - PCR test 72 hours before the trip is required;

- accredited personnel of diplomatic missions registered at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and their private service staff;  holders of diplomatic passports traveling to the Czech Republic for an official purpose for a period of maximum 72 hours;

- children under 6 years of age.