CAA extends travel SOPs for inbound passengers till Oct 31


KARACHI, SEP 24 (DNA) – The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday extended the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) for inbound passengers till October 31.

According to a notification, a ban on travel to Pakistan from Category C countries will remain in place with exception for passengers having a no-objection certificate (NOC) of the aviation regulator.

The Category C countries include Iran, Iraq, Ethiopia, Thailand, and South Africa. Category A countries “do not require COVID-19 PCR test before entry into Pakistan,” according to the CAA notification. These countries include Australia, China, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.

All countries not listed in Category A or C fall under Category B. Travelers from these countries coming to Pakistan will require a negative COVID-19 PCR test which must have been taken 72 hours before travel at the most. = DNA