The Pakistan’s civil aviation authority has allowed passengers from 23 countries to arrive without Covid-19 test reports.
According to the updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) announced by the authority, the passengers arriving in Pakistan have been divided into three categories, with different procedures for each.
The passengers arriving from Category A countries would not be requiring any mandatory pre-boarding Covid test. The countries included are; Australia, Cote d’Ivoire, China, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Ghana, Iceland, Iraq, Madagascar, Maldives, Myanmar, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Togo, Vietnam, and Zambia.
The travelers from all other countries would have to submit a Covid-19 PCR Test, before boarding their flight to Pakistan, which should not be over 96 hours old. While no country has so far been included in Category C.
For the inbound passengers from the UK and South Africa, certain restrictions would be applicable, as per the decision of the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC).
These measures would be effective from January 05, 2021, 0001 Hours, the CAA said and would supersede the earlier instructions of Dec 28, 22, and 21.
According to the CAA; all Pakistani Nationals with the short-term UK and South African visit visas and Pakistani Passport Holders including work permit holders, having any type of Visa issued by the British / South African Authorities, may travel to Pakistan./