CAA Extends Travel Restrictions by Two Weeks

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has extended the existing restrictions on inbound travelers by another two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CAA issued a notification in this regard on Saturday, which said that the existing restrictions would continue until March 14.

Pakistan has recorded more than 581,000 cases of COVID-19 and nearly 12,900 deaths.


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In a notification issued on March 1, the CAA has imposed restrictions on travelers from countries classified under categories A, B, and C. CAA also revised its country list, according to which, the number of countries in Category A has been reduced to 21 from 24.

The countries in this category do not require COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test certificates to enter Pakistan. The list includes countries like Australia, China, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and Singapore

Category A
Australia Bhutan China Fiji Kazakhstan Japan Laos
Magnolia Mauritania Morocco Myanmar Nepal New Zealand Rwanda
Saudi Arabia Singapore Sri Lanka Tajikistan Trinidad & Tobago Vietnam South Korea


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Travelers from 15 Category C countries, including South Africa, United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands, are “only allowed as per guidelines of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).”

Category C
Botswana Brazil Columbia Comoros Ghana
Ireland Kenya Mozambique Peru Netherland
Portugal South Africa Tanzania United Kingdom Zambia

All countries not mentioned in category A or C fall under category B, and visitors arriving from their airports require a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 72 hours before departure.