Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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Home isolation for travellers?

I’m writing in response to a news article, “Requirements ease for COVID recovered travellers”, which was published in the Bulletin on March 28.

It makes sense for the decision to ease travelling requirements for those who have recovered from COVID-19. After all, they have immunity against the virus for three months.

However, my question is for those who don’t have the COVID recovery certificate.

Given that the current third wave has seen COVID-positive individuals being allowed to undergo home isolation, can such a leniency be extended to incoming travellers, especially those who reside in the Sultanate?

The typical quarantine period is a week, and each day at the quarantine centre will set a traveller back at least BND50. It is a lot of money, especially if they test positive for COVID-19 during their time in isolation.