Oman Travel Vaccines and Advice
A land of legend and history, Oman will allow you to search for its lost city of Ubar, the setting for the fiction novel by Ranulph Fiennes. The souks, markets and mosques are each as beautiful as each other and are some of the strongest assets of Oman. You will be charmed by the beauty of the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said’s residential place. History enthusiasts will also be fascinated by a visit to the Mirani Portuguese Forts and the Bait Al Zubair Museum. For nature lovers, there are many opportunities for camping and hiking. To take a moment of relaxation or reflection next to the water, go to the resort of Al Sharquiya which is not far from Muscat.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Oman
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Oman
|Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Oman
Medical Care in Oman
Although you can access good medical care in downtown Oman, this is not true for remote locations despite the existence of public hospitals. Muscat offers a private hospital which is available at all times for routine care treatments.
In order to purchase medicines during your stay, do not hesitate to use pharmacies as these are well supplied with drugs manufactured by international brands.
In the event of a medical emergency, call 9999. Please be aware that ambulance services are not accessible in rural areas.
Is Oman Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Caution required in rural areas; Heavy rains can cause floods|
|Women’s safety||Risk present|
|Borders with Yemen||AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Oman?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Oman. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Oman information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Consulate to Oman (MUSCAT)
7th Floor, Getco Tower,
Tel.: (968) 2479 4928
Fax: (968) 2470 3826
Email: [email protected]
Canadian Embassy to Saudi Arabia (RIYADH)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel.: 966 (11) 488-2288
Fax: 966 (11) 488-1997
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia.