Safe Camping Instructions Issued


Qatar’s Interior Ministry has issued safe camping instructions. They apply to the winter camping season. Campers should comply with all of the relevant anti-Coronavirus measures issued under Qatar Decree-Law No. 17/1990. The number of people in a car should be limited to four, including the driver, except for those who are from the same family. Face masks should be worn wherever they are...

PCR Test Results Can be Obtained Online


Oman’s Health Ministry has announced PCR test results can be obtained online. The certificate can be obtained by logging in in with the passport/ID card and the date of birth at Six Riyals has to be paid. The certificate contains a digital stamp and a QR code for authentication and verification of the validity of personal data. Users can download and print the...

Additional Coronavirus Support Announced


Jordan’s Prime Minister has announced additional Coronavirus support is going to be provided. They said $451.3 million will be allocated to expand social protections for families and individuals. In addition, an interest-free loan of $28.2 million will be used to rebuild Jordan’s tourism industry. Other sectors will also receive financial support. The aim is to safeguard 180,000 jobs...

Anti-Coronavirus Measures for Friday Prayers at Mosques Must be Complied With


The UAE’s General Authority of Islamic Affairs & Endowments has reiterated anti-Coronavirus measures for Friday prayers at mosques must be complied with. Among other things, worshippers should avoid overcrowding, particularly at entrances and exits to mosques. Worshippers should also wear face masks and observe social distancing when performing Friday prayers at mosques. They should...

Nurseries to be Allowed to Reopen


Oman’s Social Development Ministry has announced nurseries can reopen from 13 December 2020. The announcement follows a decision from the Sultanate’s Supreme Anti-Coronavirus Committee. They will be allowed to reopen providing they comply with the relevant anti-Coronavirus measures. Full story

Reopening Requirements for Cinemas Announced


Muscat Municipality has announced the reopening requirements for cinemas and showrooms. The measures include reductions in the capacity of these entities to 50% of their usual capacity and for space between customers to be increased. Cinemas and showrooms also have to apply the social distancing requirements, disinfect all facilities and equipment in each room after each show and designate...

Reopening Requirements for Common Halls in Restaurants Announced


Muscat Municipality has announced the reopening requirements for common halls of commercial restaurants and entertainment areas in commercial centres. The reopening requirements for common halls in restaurants include reducing capacity to 50%, increasing the frequency of disinfection and providing hand sanitisers. All waiting chairs have to be cleaned and disinfected and the necessary guidelines...

Issuing of Tourist Visas Resume


According to State media, the issuing of tourist visas will resume. They will be able to be used to those visiting on trips arranged by hotels and travel companies. The issuing of the visas was suspended because of Coronavirus. International flights resumed on 1 October but only citizens and those holding valid existing residency and work visas could enter. Full story

More COVID-19 Curfews and Lockdowns


Turkey has stated there will be full weekend lockdowns and weeknight curfews as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the country. A general curfew will be applied every weeknight from 9 pm. to 5 am. There will also be a weekend-long curfew, from Friday 9 pm. to 5 am. Monday, he added. New restrictions will come into effect on 30 November at 9 p.m. On 20 November 2020, Turkey...

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Should be Complied with During Exams


The Student Evaluation Department of Qatar’s Education and Higher Education Ministry has clarified anti-Coronavirus measures should be compiled with during exams. They added capacity rules should also be complied with. These rules specify no more than 15 students can be in a classroom and there are no more than 60 students in sports halls. They made the clarification after a meeting with...