According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Oman, flights connecting the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of India proceed as per Supreme Committee on Covid-19 decisions.
The flights are conducted to facilitate the return of Indian nationals to their home country, the shipment of health supplies, commodities, and necessary items, and the return of Indian citizens, diplomats, and health professionals to the Sultanate.
The Sultanate’s responsible authorities, represented by the CAA, the Royal Oman Police (ROP), and the Ministry of Health, monitor the limited number of arriving visitors, including healthcare professionals and diplomats.
They are subjected to testing before departure and upon arrival in the Sultanate and quarantine as required by the laws. On the last day of the quarantine period, tests are performed for the third time.
Between June 7 and June 13, Oman Air conducted 14 flights carrying 58 passengers, comprising 14 citizens and 44 expatriates, on an average of five people (from exempted categories) each trip.
SalamAir flew one flight with two Omanis on board.
Air India conducted eight flights carrying 34 people, including one citizen and 33 foreign nationals, with an average of fewer than five people each trip.
Air India Express conducted 11 flights with 47 passengers, two of whom were citizens and 47 of whom were expatriates.