Passengers From These 23 Countries Can Enter Pakistan Without COVID-19 Test

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released a list of countries to filter the passengers on incoming flights for potential COVID-19 tests. A notification issued on Tuesday showed that the list includes three categories: A, B, and C.

Additionally, an updated guideline has also been announced for all scheduled and charter airline operators, ground handling agents, private operators, and authorized flight permission agents.


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Issued by the CAA Director Air Transport, Commodore Irfan Sabir, the notification highlighted Categories A, B, and C for deadheaded flights from other countries to Pakistan.

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As the list suggests, passengers from the countries in Category A are not required to get tested for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the countries that are not included in the list of 23 exempted countries automatically fall into Category B, and it is mandatory for the passengers from these countries to present a negative COVID-19 report conducted 96 hours prior to their flights.


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While the notification does not mention any countries in Category C, the CAA has indicated that in case a nation qualifies for this category, passengers en route to Pakistan will have to present negative COVID-19 reports before boarding their flights and will have to get retested after reaching Pakistan.

It is noteworthy that as of 6 January, the NCOC has reported a total of 492,594 positive cases, 448,393 recoveries, 10,461 deaths, and 2,243 patients in intensive care due to the coronavirus.



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