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No new visas, en­try for those with valid res­i­dency only: ROP

- Crime · Travel · Oman · Brig · Royal Oman Police

Res­i­dents whose visas have ex­pired are not al­lowed to re­turn to Oman as per the di­rec­tives of the Supreme Com­mit­tee for deal­ing with COVID-19, said Brig Said al Asmi, di­rec­tor gen­eral of Op­er­a­tions, Royal Oman Po­lice.

He added, “Cur­rently, the is­suance of visas is sus­pended; en­try is avail­able only for those with a valid res­i­dency visa.”

Re­gard­ing move­ment dur­ing the night cur­few, he said there are some ex­cep­tions.

“Trav­ellers who are head­ing to or com­ing from air­ports are al­lowed to move dur­ing the night, al­though they must have their travel doc­u­ments with them. Per­mis­sion is also given to those who have an emer­gency. We ex

Brig Said al Asmi

Maj Muham­mad al Hashami press thanks to cit­i­zens and res­i­dents for their full co­op­er­a­tion and com­mit­ment to im­ple­ment­ing the de­ci­sions of the Supreme Com­mit­tee.”

On vi­o­la­tions, Brig Asmi said that there are some who have been fined for not wear­ing masks in pub­lic and other places. “There is a le­gal mech­a­nism in deal­ing with vi­o­la­tions. ROP stops the vi­o­la­tor, gives him/her the vi­o­la­tion ticket and asks him/her to sign it. The vi­o­la­tion fine must be paid as soon as pos­si­ble, oth­er­wise the vi­o­la­tor will be re­ferred to the Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion. The de­ci­sion of the Supreme Com­mit­tee to pub­lish the names and pho­tos of vi­o­la­tors will be im­ple­mented by the po­lice af­ter the com­ple­tion of the le­gal pro­ce­dures.”

Maj Muham­mad al Hashami said many in­quiries are re­ceived by the Direc­torate of Pub­lic Re­la­tions of ROP about the num­ber and types of vi­o­la­tions, but the dis­clo­sure of such vi­o­la­tions is made by the Supreme Com­mit­tee only.

“There is a spe­cial sys­tem for vi­o­la­tions and the amounts (fines) are trans­ferred to a fund des­ig­nated to deal with the pan­demic,” he said.

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