Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (MERS‐CoV). It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries. Most people identified as infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illnesses, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. Although it is low risk to most travellers it has a 35% fatality rate, so you should seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms during or after travel, ensuring your travel history is mentioned.
Travel Vaccinations for Oman
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Oman
A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.
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Destination Information for Oman
Surrounded by countries intent on displaying their wealth, Oman is faithful to its roots, as the low-rise towns are in stark contrast to the soaring skyscrapers of other nations in the Arabian Peninsula. However, this gives the country its own unique charm, as visitors are instead able to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and its hospitable people.
There are many ways to take in the splendour of the landscape, as physical features such as the 3009-metre summit of Jebel Shams (translated as Mountain of the Sun) contribute to some glorious viewpoints. Sharqiya Sands are the ideal way to see the desert in all its majesty, as rolling sand dunes are striking to witness, particularly against the backdrop of the night’s sky. The fear of boiling hot weather should not put you off Oman either, as cooler temperatures in Dhofar and Al Hajar make it accessible for everyone.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as: