Pakistan has banned UK flight entry until Tuesday, December 29 amid an ongoing second wave of coronavirus emerged in the UK, a notification issue from Aviation Division on Monday, December 21. Pakistan bans UK flights due to the coronavirus.
Pakistan bans UK flights entry amid Deadlier Coronavirus Strain
The decision to ban UK flights was taken in a meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday, December 21. “Temporary restrictions will be effective from midnight 22nd December until 29th December,” Civil Aviation Authority said.
As per the notification temporary curbs on in-bound passengers from the United Kingdom and passengers who have been in the United Kingdom over the past 10 days. The European countries including Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, and France have closed their borders to Britons over fears of highly infectious new coronavirus strain, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s warning of a mutated variant of the deadlier coronavirus, up to 70% more transmissible had been identified in the UK.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistani passport holders who traveled to the United Kingdom on the visitor or temporary visas are allowed to enter the country with the following arrangements;
Entry Requirements in Pakistan
- A Negative PCR test report, performed within 72 hours prior to the journey.
- PCR Test on arrival in-country, passengers will stay in the airport or in a government facility until the PCR test is conducted.
- It Is compulsory to enforce home quarantine for seven days.
- All the passengers who traveled from the United Kingdom into Pakistan over the past 7 days as well as passengers who arrived on December 21 and December 22, 2020, will be tested for Covid-19.
Pass Track App is made compulsory for all travelers arriving in Pakistan with effect from midnight 22nd December. If travelers have not to Pass Track App will need to fill out the web form of the same app.