The Omani Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries recently lifted the ban on importing live poultry, their non-processed meat, and hatching eggs from Vietnam.

The same decision was also made on the import of live birds, their products, derivatives and offal hailing from Nepal.

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Fuad bin Ja’far Al Sagwani issued the decisions basing on recommendations of Oman’s veterinary agency.

Meanwhile, this ministry also imposed another import ban on live fowls and their products, derivatives, and offal from the UK, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Germany, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and the Indian state of Kerala.

It said the ban, triggered by the abovementioned countries’ report of avian flu outbreaks, is necessary to prevent influenza viruses from entering Oman.-VNA