Pakistan extends restrictions on inbound flights

Lahore, 30th August: Pakistan has extended the restrictions imposed on inbound flights till September 30.

According to details, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday extended the restrictions imposed on inbound flights till September 30, as it continues to place the ban on countries in Category C.

A notification by the CAA said that all Pakistanis who will return to the country from Category C countries scheduled till September 30 may travel to Pakistan without grant of a special exemption.

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The notification read that they should also possess a negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours before traveling to Pakistan.

Earlier, CAA had issued in its travel advisory that all inbound passengers of age 6 and above will have to possess a valid negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan.

The travel advisory had said, “All arriving passengers of age 6 years and above will be tested through rapid antigen testing upon arrival in Pakistan.”

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It further read that those passengers between the age of 6 and 12 years upon testing positive will be home quarantines under the supervision of concerned authorities.

“Positive testing passengers above 12 years of age will be quarantined at a designated facility as per procedure already in vogue,” the travel advisory had said.

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The advisory added that under the volatile situation of COVID-19 in the country, any or all all arriving travelers can be subjected to additional stipulations as mandated by relevant health authorities upon arrival in Pakistan.

It may be noted that official figures showed on Monday morning that 66 people died of COVID-19 in Pakistan and 3,800 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

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