ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday extended the ban on flights from the United kingdom for another week above fears of a new variant of the coronavirus which is reportedly spreading at a a lot a lot quicker rate.
The extension was introduced by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following the federal government made the decision that the menace stage regarding the virus from the British isles had not reduced.
A communique despatched by the CAA mentioned: “The limits will stay in location till January 4, 2021, 2359 several hours.” The limitations may perhaps be reviewed for further extension later.
To begin with the ban was imposed final week at the recommendation of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) and it was to remain until finally the midnight of December 29.
The limits introduced by means of the preceding communique are nevertheless in location. Pakistani passport holders who have travelled to the Uk on customer/momentary visas will be allowed to return to the state but will have to display a adverse polymerase chain response (PCR) exam, carried out within 72 hrs prior to flight, in accordance to the limits.
The passengers will also take a PCR test on arrival in Pakistan beneath arrangement with the Directorate of Central Wellness Institution or regional wellness team and will stay within the airport or in a authorities facility till the PCR check is taken.
They will notice a mandatory enforced home quarantine for 7 days. The trace and exam apply to all passengers arriving from the United kingdom.