Embassy of Switzerland in Oman
As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.
COVID-19: Important information for Swiss travelers in the Sultanate of Oman
The World Health Organization declared the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. There is a risk of infection in all regions of the world. The Federal Council therefore recommends to avoid non-urgent travel abroad.
Please register on the Travel Admin App (Itineris). If you are currently traveling in Oman as a tourist (not intended for permanent residents), please log in so that the Embassy of Switzerland in Oman can contact you if necessary. Please make sure that the date of your trip is updated. After returning to Switzerland, please delete all details of your trip log in the app or online.
Situation in Oman:
Entering Oman, including for touristic purposes, is currently possible but subject to different measures.
The Sultanate of Oman has decided to keep land borders closed for one week from Monday, 18 January 2021, starting from 6 pm. The closure may be extended.
The homepage of the Ministry of Health provides information on the developments in the situation regarding the Corona virus in Oman. The “Tarassud+” app or Instagram under the account @omanimoh also provide accurate and timely information. The Ministry of Health's hotline (call center) can be reached on +968 2444 1999.
Passengers arriving in Oman have to comply with specific regulations with regards to COVID-19. The details can be found on the website of Oman Airports (www.omanairports.co.om)
The Muscat International Airport hotline (www.muscatairport.co.om) is also available for general information on air traffic: +968 2435 1234.
The situation regarding coronavirus in Oman, like everywhere, is changing rapidly. Therefore, please keep yourself informed about further measures of the Omani government on these channels.
Information about the COVID19 situation and travel advice:
- Travel advice from FDFA, Focus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), in German, French and Italian.
- Frequently asked questions
- Federal Office of Public Health for the current situation and measures in Switzerland. Infoline Coronavirus Switzerland: +41 58 463 00 00
Further relevant sources of information can be found here:
Services and visa
All consular services and long term visa are provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.
Short term Schengen visa to Switzerland are provided by the VFS Joint Visa Application Centre for the Netherlands Embassy in Muscat Oman.