CAA extends coronavirus restrictions for inbound flights

Airport Safety Pressure (ASF) personnel stand guard on the Worldwide arrivals space throughout a media tour of the Islamabad Worldwide Airport, forward of its official opening, Pakistan April 18, 2018. — Reuters/File
  • CAA extends restrictions imposed on inbound flights until Oct 31.
  • CAA retains flights from Class C nations banned.
  • Twelve nations, together with Iran, Iraq, included in Class C.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday prolonged the coronavirus restrictions imposed on inbound flights until October 31, which had been earlier stretched until September 30.

In a notification, the CAA mentioned all Pakistanis, whose return to Pakistan from Class C Nations is scheduled until October 31, could journey to the nation with out grant of a particular exemption.

They need to possess a legitimate unfavourable PCR check consequence carried out inside 72 hours previous to the graduation of their journey to Pakistan, the aviation authority mentioned.

Nevertheless, passengers of different nationalities, who search to journey to Pakistan from Class C nations, is not going to be allowed within the nation.

The travellers from nations positioned in classes A and B might want to possess a legitimate PCR check consequence carried out inside 72 hours previous to the graduation of their journey to Pakistan, the CAA mentioned.

The nations in Class C embody Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Mongolia, Mexico, The Philippines, Slovenia, South Africa, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago.

In an earlier journey advisory, the CAA had mentioned all inbound passengers of age six years and above will probably be required to own a legitimate unfavourable PCR check consequence carried out inside 72 hours previous to graduation of journey to Pakistan.

“All arriving passengers of age 6 years and above will probably be examined via speedy antigen testing upon arrival in Pakistan,” the journey advisory had mentioned.

Constructive testing passengers between the age of six and 12 years will probably be residence quarantined underneath the supervision of involved authorities, it mentioned.

“Constructive testing passengers above 12 years of age will probably be quarantined at a chosen facility as per process already in vogue,” the journey advisory had mentioned.

Pakistan logs 2,233 recent coronavirus infections

Pakistan reported 2,233 extra COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, pushing the nationwide tally of confirmed instances to 1,234,828, in accordance with official figures launched Friday morning.

As per the newest statistics of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre, 50 extra individuals died of COVID-19 within the final 24 hours, taking the entire variety of fatalities from the virus to 27,482.

The nation’s COVID-19 positivity price now stands at 4.23%. Pakistan has been reporting a positivity price beneath 5% for the final seven days.

The nation’s energetic variety of instances fell to 60,952. The energetic instances have fallen persistently for greater than every week. Among the many energetic instances, 4,409 sufferers are underneath vital care.

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