Market overview

Traditional markets in Oman are not as crowded as they used to be prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online marketplaces including MarkeetEx, Azooz and Talabat have become increasingly popular with Omani consumers. MarkeetEx saw its orders increase by over 350 percent on a week-over-week basis in March.

Government support has been provided to Omani businesses that are suffering financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. The Oman Technology Fund (OFT) has also allocated US$2.6 million to support start-ups during the pandemic. The start-up behar.market, for instance, was set up with support from the OFT to help local fishermen sell their fresh seafood to customers across Oman.

In March 2020, the Research Council of Oman set up a COVID-19 research programme to support and guide projects on telemedicine, therapeutics, diagnostics and the environmental impacts of COVID-19.

Oman Air will resume international flights on 1 October.

Additional resources

Below you can find information and contact details for other New Zealand government and international agencies regarding their response to COVID-19.

New Zealand Government agencies

Covid19.govt.nz
COVID-19 helpline for businesses
Business.govt.nz
New Zealand Customs
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
New Zealand Export Credit (NZEC)
MFAT Export Helpline
MFAT Safetravel
Callaghan Innovation
Immigration
Ministry of Health
WorkSafe New Zealand
myNZTE

Global agencies

World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Contact NZTE

We're available to talk to you about any issues your export business is facing due to COVID-19.

For existing NZTE customers, please contact your New Zealand-based Customer Manager.

If you're unsure who to contact or haven't worked with us before, you can call NZTE on 0800 555 888 or email below and one of our Customer Advisors will help you.