Pakistan to reduce inbound flights to 20%
New restrictions to be imposed on May 4
Web desk – Posted: May 1, 2021 | Last Updated: 11 mins ago
Posted: May 1, 2021 | Last Updated: 11 mins ago
Pakistan has decided to reduce inbound international flights to 20% of the current quantum, the National Command and Operation Centre said Friday.
The development comes amid high prevalence of coronavirus in various parts of the world and the rising number of infections in the country.
The NCOC said that no change has been made in the list of
C-category countries. Islamabad has banned arrivals from these countries.
However, Pakistani passport-holders (stranded or on
short-term visas) are allowed to travel to the country, subject to exemption by
All inbound travelers will have to adhere to the following
testing and quarantine protocols:
- Negative RT PCR test before travel to Pakistan (maximum 72 hours old)
- Rapid Antigen Testing on arrival at airports in Pakistan
- Negative cases will undergo 10 days self-quarantine at home with stringent TTQ protocols
- Positive cases will be shifted by provincial/district administration to a self-paid facility for 10 days quarantine with TTQ of contacts (if any). A second RT PCR test will be conducted on the 8th day of quarantine period. In case of negative results, passengers will be allowed to proceed home. However, in case of a positive result, the passenger will either undergo an additional quarantine period or will be shifted to hospital as per the advice of health authorities
- Mandatory registration on Passtrack App by all inbound passengers before traveling to Pakistan
- Deportees are exempted from registration on Passtrack App
The new directives will be imposed from May 4 and will remain intact till May 20. The NCOC will meet again on May 18 to discuss the coronavirus situation in the country.
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