After nearly seven months of being closed, Oman is set to reopen its borders this Thursday, October 1.
Now, Dubai-based airline Emirates is set to resume flights to the country’s capital Muscat on Thursday, October 2.
With two services running a week on Sundays and Fridays, those based in the UAE will once again be able to visit neighbouring Oman, of course provided they follow all precautionary measures in place.
There is currently a mandatory 14-day quarantine period in the sultanate and passengers travelling to Muscat will also undergo temperature checks, and may also be asked to undergo a COVID-19 test once arriving in Oman.
The resumption of Emirates flights to Oman brings the Dubai-based airline’s destination network to a total of 94.
This number is over half the network the airline was flying to pre-pandemic.
Over the past few months, particularly after Dubai’s borders reopened to tourists on July 7, Emirates has slowly been increasing it’s network pool.
To ensure the safety of travellers, Emirates has promised it will cover COVID-19 medical costs for passengers.
The airline also recently announced that those intending to travel with Emirates from Dubai can undergo a COVID-19 PCR test which will be priced at a discounted rate.