Oman suspends all passenger flights

The decision has been made to slow the spread of COVID-19

Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate
Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate

The Sultanate of Oman will today halt all domestic and international flights in an attempt to control the spread of COVID-19. According to sister publication Arabian Business, the freeze will commence from noon, with no indication given when the freeze would end.

The decision was made by the country’s Supreme Committee in response to a growing number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oman. According to the World Health Organisation, Oman currently has 152 confirmed cases.

The blanket-ban has few exceptions, though flights to Musandam and air cargo flights will remain.

The Sultanate joins the UAE which has also grounded all passenger flights until early April. Like Oman, only select flights from the UAE are permitted, including a recent repatriation flight from RAK to Germany. 

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