Oman Air will resume flights to London next month, following the decision by the Sultanate of Oman to reopen to fully vaccinated travellers from September 1.
The carrier will offer a three-times-weekly service between Muscat and London Heathrow from September 3.
Oman said that fully vaccinated travellers of all nationalities will be able to travel to the country from the start of next month.
The sultanate said that “Guests are required to present a Covid-19 vaccine certificate containing its corresponding QR code”, along with a negative PCR test result taken up to 96 hours prior to scheduled time of arrival if travelling on international flights of more than eight hours (including transit services), and up to 72 before arrival for shorter flights.
Passengers are also required to pre-register on the Tarassud+ app and upload their vaccine certificate and PCR test result before boarding their flight to Oman. Travellers under the age of 18 are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements.
Several Middle Eastern carriers have ramped up their services to the UK in recent weeks, with Emirates set to resume flights to Newcastle in October, and Etihad restarting flights to London and Manchester.
Earlier this month Gulf Air also resumed flights between Bahrain and London, following the downgrading of the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain from red to amber on the UK’s traffic light system.