ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Sunday introduced the resumption of two-way flights to the dominion after Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on worldwide journey.
Riyadh had closed its borders for journey final month after a brand new pressure of the novel coronavirus had been detected within the United Kingdom.
On Sunday, the dominion’s civil aviation authority, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) introduced the nation was resuming worldwide journey in a notification following which PIA made the announcement concerning resumption of its journey.
A couple of days in the past, the PIA had introduced that it could repatriate Pakistani who had been stranded in Saudi Arabia following the outbreak of the second wave of the virus.
“Passengers will be able to travel to Saudi Arabia from today on all PIA flights,” mentioned the nationwide flag service’s spokesperson. “All travelers must obtain a [negative] PCR test before they travel.”
PIA flights to Saudi Arabia suspended
Last week, all PIA flights to Saudi Arabia had been suspended till additional discover.
The growth got here after Saudi authorities briefly suspended entry into the Kingdom after a brand new pressure of the coronavirus was recognized within the United Kingdom. The mutation is believed to be extra contagious.
A PIA spokesperson had mentioned that the nationwide service had suspended 18 flights to and from the Kingdom on the directives issued by the Saudi aviation authority.
The PIA spokesperson had requested effected passengers to register via the airline’s UAN 11-786-786 with their working telephone numbers to obtain well timed updates.