Comprehensive guidelines have been announced for Omani citizens planning to travel to the UAE through land border crossings.
According to the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), travellers must carry a negative PCR test result from accredited Omani laboratories and the validity period of the tests should not exceed 48 hours.
They will have to undergo additional PCR tests if they stay in the UAE for more than four days (a test on the fourth day), eight days (a test on the eighth day), and twelve days (a test on the 12th day).
Each visitor is also required to sign a pledge at the border. The head of the family can sign the pledge form for first-degree family members.
A person over the age of 18 may sign on behalf of a second-degree relative if they are under the age of 18..#CommitToWin— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) November 17, 2020
If the result is negative, travellers will be allowed into the #UAE. It is also necessary to ensure that health monitoring applications, such as the Al Hosn smart phone app, are installed by the authorities at the border before allowing a person to enter.#CommitToWin— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) November 17, 2020
Meanwhile, Omani visitors who wish to travel to Abu Dhabi from another emirate, must state at the border into Abu Dhabi all of their travel details and local protocols will be applied.
Everyone is requested to adhere to quarantine procedures according to each emirate, with the responsibility for verifying procedures falling on the concerned local authorities.#CommitToWin— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) November 17, 2020
NCEMA has also called on travellers to sterilize their luggage and comply with the precautionary and preventive measures, while elderly people and those suffering from chronic diseases have been advised not to travel.
We would like to emphasize the required procedures before travelling to the #UAE, such as sterilizing luggage and adhering to precautionary and preventive measures. We also advise people with chronic diseases and the elderly not to travel to ensure their health & safety.— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) November 17, 2020
As of November 16, Omani citizens can travel to the UAE via land borders without the need for prior approval.