The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday notified the extension of curbs imposed on inbound flights to Pakistan.
The CAA, in a notification, stated the restrictions could be imposed until March 18. The event comes after the nation’s coronavirus instances surged previous 600,000.
Pakistan’s coronavirus instances have moved as much as 602,536 for the reason that first case reported final February, with 13,476 individuals succumbing to the virus and a positivity ratio of 5.5%. Within the final 24 hours, 2,338 instances had been recorded, and 46 sufferers died as a result of illness.
Punjab, after the UK virus variant, began spreading throughout the province, imposed new restrictions that can begin Saturday night time.
The CAA, on March 1, had notified a brand new journey advisory for inbound flights, personal, and chartered planes. The aviation authority diminished the international locations in Class A from 24 to fifteen, whereas the ban on passengers from international locations in Class C remained intact.
Australia, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka are among the many 21 international locations included in Class A, in response to the notification.
In the meantime, Botswana, Brazil, Columbia, Ghana, Eire, United Kingdom, Zambia, and The Netherlands are among the many 15 international locations included in Class C.
It’s pertinent to say right here that the passengers from international locations included in Class A don’t require a COVID-19 PCR take a look at earlier than touchdown in Pakistan.
Passengers from international locations in Class B must have a damaging take a look at, not lower than 72 hours outdated.
As per the notification, these dwelling in Class C international locations must receive particular permission from the federal government of Pakistan in the event that they want to journey to the nation.