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CAA extends temporary travel ban till Sept 30

Authority issues a fresh guideline in view of the spread of coronavirus pandemic.


Our Correspondent August 31, 2021
ISLAMABAD:

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday extended the temporary travel ban till September 30 and issued a new guideline in view of the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Passengers coming from category A and B countries will have to undergo Covid-19 test 72 hours before their arrival in Pakistan while travel restrictions for passengers from Category C remain intact.

According to a notification issued by the air transport director, 15 countries including Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Nepal and South Africa have been kept in Category C in view of the threat of coronavirus.

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The travel restrictions on passengers coming from Category C countries remain in place while these travellers will be required special permit to enter Pakistan.

The notification noted that the passengers arriving in Pakistan from category A and B countries will have to undergo a coronavirus test 72 hours prior to their arrival. They will also have to quarantine themselves upon reaching Pakistan.

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