Driving in Oman isn’t the Mad Max adventure it can be in other Middle Eastern countries but driving standards do differ from those in most western countries. Aggressive tailgating and sometimes spectacularly inapprop
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Oman Travel warnings
Oman is located in a corner of the world which is often in the headlines as a flashpoint for east-west relations. But unlike some of it's near neighbours Oman is open and friendly towards western visitors. Omanis are ve
Health risks are low due to the country being as well run as it is. Oman has several high class medical facilities and generally speaking you can expect medical services to be about on par with western nations. Howeve
Oman has some laws which visitors may find a little odd, but ignore them at your peril! It’s illegal to show anger in any way. Verbal abuse, gesturing with impatience, even the wrong facial expression can be grounds
Recommended vaccinations for Oman
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
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