Oman: Health Insurance Coverage to be Soon Provided to all Private Sector Employees and Visitors
Oman’s Capital Market Authority has announced a new policy is currently under review which would mandate health insurance coverage is provided to all private sector employees and visitors in Oman. The Authority is working with the Health Ministry and the Royal Oman Police on mechanisms for the issuing of health insurance to visitors at border posts. When implemented, the new law will have a significant impact on the immigration process in Oman as proof of insurance would likely become a requirement to obtain legal status in the country. It has not been announced when the new requirement will come into effect. The Authority’s announcement is in line with the amendments to the law made by the Health Ministry in the last quarter of 2017.