Oman to resume international flights from Oct 1: Officials

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Oman’s Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from the pandemic has decided to begin start scheduled international flights service in the country from October 1, 2020.

The meeting which was held at the Interior Ministry under the chairmanship of the country’s Minister of Interior Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, to review updates about the pandemic and preventive measures to curb its spread, as well as ways of tackling its different impacts.

After studying the issue of international air traffic, the Supreme Committee decide to reopen its skies for international flights from  October 1, 2020, which will be conducted in accordance with health data about specific destinations and in line with agreements with other aviation companies.

The committee also took several other decisions as well as it okayed the “general framework on education” prepared by the Ministry of Education to operate schools in the Sultanate during the forthcoming school year 2020/2021, despite the prevalence of the coronavirus pandemic.

The education framework consists of executive procedures and schemes for the development of work mechanisms to ensure quality and comprehensiveness of education, as well as health precautions, for all students in the Sultanate, irrespective of the variation in styles.

The Committee decided that it will follow up on the assessment of health data associated with the educational process in the Sultanate’s schools and take further decisions accordingly.