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CAA extends curbs on incoming flights till September 30

CAA continues ban imposed on countries placed in the Category C

By Tariq Abul Hasan
August 30, 2021
— AFP/File
— AFP/File

In light of the coronavirus situation in the country, the aviation authority on Monday decided to extend the imposed curbs on incoming flights and continued with the ban on countries placed in Category C.

The  CAA has extended the restrictions imposed on inbound flights till September 30, as it continues the ban placed on countries in Category C, a notification said Monday.

All Pakistanis whose return to Pakistan from Category C countries is scheduled till September 30 may travel to the country without grant of a special exemption, the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) notification said Monday.

They should also possess a negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan, the notification said.

The CAA, in the travel advisory issued earlier, had said all inbound passengers of age six years and above will be required to possess a valid negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan.

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

Positive testing passengers between the age of six and 12 years will be home quarantined under the supervision of concerned authorities, it said.

"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.

"Considering the volatile nature of the COVID-19 situation, any or all arriving passengers may also be subjected to additional stipulations as mandated by the relevant health authorities upon arrival in Pakistan," the advisory had added.