Muscat: Oman has suspended the entry of passengers from Egypt and the Philippines, starting May 7, as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The decision, taken by the Supreme Committee to deal with Covid-19, also includes those who have traveled to either country in the last 14 days, Times of Oman reported.
The move adds both countries to its list of previously banned countries, until further notice.
The committee also made the decision to extend the suspension of entry until further notice from: Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, the UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and those who have passed through any of these countries 14 days prior to their application for entry into the sultanate.
However, Omani citizens, diplomats, health workers and their families are exempted from the rules, although they will be subject to other Covid-19 protocols upon landing.