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Oman extends amnesty until June 30

Oman extends amnesty until June 30

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In Muscat Amnesty extends amnesty in Oman until June 30 The Ministry of Labor said that the extension was for another three months in the Kovid context and that those without residences should register within this period. The amnesty was extended as the term was due to end on March 31. This is the fourth extension of the amnesty announced on November 15 last year. Those who have got the out pass can also return by June 30. Illegal occupants staying after the amnesty period will be fined. As of Wednesday, 65,173 expatriates had registered for amnesty. Of these, 46,355 returned home. Work permit fees and illegal residence fines will not be levied on those who leave the country under the amnesty. Passport and Resident Card holders can also avail this benefit. In the context ...
Oman industrialist Sheikh Khimji dies

Oman industrialist Sheikh Khimji dies

Middle east
Sheikh Kanakozi Gokhaldas Khimji, 85, a prominent businessman in Oman and director of the Kimji Ramdas Group of Companies, has died in Muscat. The 144-year-old Khimji Ramdas (KR) Group and Conakry Khimji have played a key role in Oman's industrial growth. He was granted Oman citizenship and Sheikh status in recognition of his contributions. Were the cause of the Indian community in Oman. He was affectionately known as Kanak Bhai by all. He was instrumental in enhancing bilateral cooperation between India and Oman. Born in Muscat in 1936, Khimji was educated in Mumbai. Then in 1970 he took over the leadership of the family business. He redirected the business to the path of diversification. Today, the Khimji Ramdas Group is spread across various sectors. The Khimji Ramdas G...
Beaches and parks closed in Oman; Quarantine was made compulsory for those arriving in the country

Beaches and parks closed in Oman; Quarantine was made compulsory for those arriving in the country

Middle east
Muscat> Oman re-imposes tougher sanctions to curb Kovid spread All beaches and public parks across the country were closed for two weeks on Thursday. Gatherings are prohibited in homes and private spaces. The ban also applies to gatherings at rest houses, farms and winter camps. The Supreme Committee also decided to make institutional quarantine mandatory for those arriving in the country. Admission to gymnasiums, shopping malls, shops, markets, restaurants, cafes and hookah cafes was reduced to 50 percent. The decision will take effect on Friday. Access through land borders was soon extended. Indigenous people have until February 21 to return to Oman via land border. Everyone arriving in the country by road, port and airport must stay in quarantine hotels for a week...
Events banned in Oman

Events banned in Oman

Middle east
Muscat: Oman has stepped up precautionary measures in the wake of rising Kovid cases. All group events were banned. The ban applies to international conferences, sporting events and exhibitions. The ban went into effect on Thursday. The Supreme Committee meeting that Kovid is facing also suggested that locals and foreigners should avoid foreign travel unless absolutely necessary. The decision to start classes in an integrated manner in indigenous schools has been extended. The start date for classes in colleges and universities has also been extended. The ban on entry by hand has been extended to 6 pm on February 1, officials said. The land border was closed ten days ago. As the number of new patients in the country increases, so does the number of people admitted to hospitals...
Oman raises expatriate work permit fees

Oman raises expatriate work permit fees

Middle east
Muscat> In Oman, fees for issuing and renewing work permits for expatriates in various positions have risen sharply. Accordingly, the fee for recruitment of expatriates in higher posts has been increased to 2,001 riyals (approximately Rs. 3.80 lakhs). The rate for medium posts is 1001 riyals. The Ministry of Labor on Wednesday issued an order raising the expatriate recruitment fee. Permit fees have been significantly increased not only for senior management posts but also for lower posts. The work permit fee for special and technical occupations is 601 riyals. In the fisheries sector the fee is 361 riyals, 5 riyals for changing labor information and 5 riyals for changing employer. The fee has been increased to 141 riyals for domestic workers up to three and 241 riyals for bri...
Oman raises expatriate work permit fees

Oman raises expatriate work permit fees

Middle east
Manama> Oman sharply raises fees for issuing and renewing work permits for expatriates in various positions. Accordingly, the fee for recruitment of expatriates in higher posts has been increased to 2,001 riyals (approximately Rs. 3.80 lakhs). The rate for medium posts is 1001 riyals. The Ministry of Labor on Wednesday issued an order raising the expatriate recruitment fee. Permit fees have been significantly increased not only for senior management posts but also for lower posts. The work permit fee for special and technical occupations is 601 riyals. In the fisheries sector the fee is 361 riyals, 5 riyals for changing labor information and 5 riyals for changing employer. The fee has been increased to 141 riyals for domestic workers up to three and 241 riyals for bringing in...
Oman bans expatriates from holding various posts

Oman bans expatriates from holding various posts

Middle east
Manama> Oman bans foreigners from various jobs in the private sector as part of intensifying repatriation. Financial and administrative positions in insurance companies, brokerage jobs in insurance, sorting of goods in malls, sales, accounting, money exchange and administration are restricted to locals. Foreigners were also barred from accounting in vehicle agencies and in positions related to the sale of old and new vehicles. Those working in these positions can continue until their current visa expires. The visa will not be renewed thereafter. The Labor Minister said that any law contrary to this decision or its provisions will be repealed. Mahad bin Saeed Boy clarified in the order. It will be published in the Official Gazette and implemented six months later. Nivalil has already imp...
Appointing the Crown Prince in Oman

Appointing the Crown Prince in Oman

Middle east
Manama: Like other Gulf states, Oman is no longer the crown prince. Sultan Haitham bin Tariq decreed the appointment of the crown prince and the conditions for the transfer of power to the country. The constitutional amendment aims to create a precise and secure system for the transfer of power and to increase transparency in government action. The appointment of the Crown Prince eliminates the worry of any future crisis. Oman's law requires that a successor be elected within three days of leaving office. This is the first time a crown prince has been appointed in Oman. During the reign of the former Sultan Qaboos, there was no crown prince in Oman. After Qaboos' death, his nephew and former Minister of Culture and Heritage, Sultan Haitam bin Tariq al-Sayed, came to power. Divorced Su...
New coronavirus; Oman suspects four cases

New coronavirus; Oman suspects four cases

Middle east
Muscat: Four suspected cases of genetically modified Kovid have been identified in Oman. The Oman News Agency reported that the disease was suspected in passengers from the UK. The Minister of Health said that suspicious cases are being studied to find out whether it is a genetically modified virus. Ahmed al-Sayedi said. "There is no indication that the genetically modified virus is more dangerous than the coronavirus," he said. Meanwhile, the first batch of Pfizer Kovid vaccine will arrive in Oman on Wednesday, according to the director of the Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health. Badr bin Saif al-Rawahi reported. Two doses are given at 21-day intervals. A national action plan has been prepared for the distribution of the vaccine. Adequate training has been imparted to hea...
Quarantine waived for tourists in Oman; No need to check before coming

Quarantine waived for tourists in Oman; No need to check before coming

Middle east
Manama> Quarantine waived for tourists in Oman. The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism said they did not need a Kovid inspection before they arrived. Tourists can only check in at the airport. After the inspection there will be no quarantine as there is for citizens and residents. A total of 103 nationals, including Indians, were allowed to enter Oman without a visa and stay for up to 10 days. The new decision is in this context. Before coming to Oman, you need to register for the PCR test at the Muscat Airport on the Kovid page of the site LoveReshala.com. They must have compulsory international insurance. Arriving in Oman, tourists have to bear the cost of Kovid treatment. Tourists can stay for less than two weeks. The ministry said it would not leave the room or share rooms ...