Oman: Citizens stranded in Tanzania to be air-lifted Friday

Oman’s national carrier, Oman Air, will fly out Friday citizens stranded in Tanzania because travel restriction because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The foreign ministry of the sultanate will send an Oman Air flight to both Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar to fly out Omanis willing to return home.

“The Embassy informs all citizens in Tanzania who desire to return to Oman to book their seats with the Omani Aviation Office on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, by contacting the number 0685 082 540,” the Omani diplomatic mission in the eastern African country said in a statement.

The national carrier will also bring home Tanzanians could not return to their country after the Gulf country imposed a ban on all flights as part of measure to fight the outbreak.

The Tanzanian foreign mission in Muscat, The Citizen, reports, urged Tanzanians stuck in the Gulf country and willing to return home to register not later than April 8.

Both countries enjoy good relations taking back to the days of Sultan Sayyid Said. The ruler moved to Zanzibar and controlled the coastal strip in the 19th century which was a major hub of the Indian Ocean trade, the Tanzanian media notes.

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