Travelers Banned From Visiting Gilgit and Skardu Without Vaccination Certificate

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has barred travelers above the age of 50 from traveling to Gilgit-Baltistan and Skardu without a valid vaccination certificate.

According to the new travel advisory issued by CAA, people above the age of 50 will be permitted to board aircraft only with a valid vaccination certificate to ensure safe tourism in the country.  This new restriction will be applicable from today (1 June).


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Meanwhile, the new Covid-19 advisory for passengers has maintained strict observance of health protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for travelers and all airlines have been directed to ensure implementation of these guidelines.

The passengers between 30 and 50 years of age who do not have a valid vaccination certificate can still travel to Gilgit-Baltistan after producing a negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to traveling.


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Note that locals and residents of Gilgit-Baltistan are exempted from these travel requirements.



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