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pakistan announces new travel policy for in-bound air travellers

If any passenger’s test appears positive, he/she will be quarantined for 10 days at the government’s quarantine centres and passengers will not be charged any fee.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has issued new air travel policy today and abolished categories assigned to different countries. Earlier, different rules were being applied for countries under Category B and C.

In a notification issued today, the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC), vaccination will be mandatory for all inbound passengers while all international inbound passengers will be required to carry a valid negative PCR Test Result conducted 48 hours prior to air travel to Pakistan.

Further, rapid Antigen Test for Covid-19 will be mandatory for all international travellers coming from Europe.

Earlier, international travellers from the countries under Category B did not have to undertake Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival.

The CAA will conduct rapid tests for 50% of the flights coming from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

If any passenger’s test appears positive, he/she will be quarantined for 10 days at the government’s quarantine centres and passengers will not be charged any fee.

However, they will have to bear the expenses if they decide to quarantine at a quarantine facility of their choice or at a hotel. Their PCR test will again be conducted on the eight day of quarantine.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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