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Coronavirus: Pakistan eases journey restrictions for inbound journey from UK, South Africa

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KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority on Monday issued contemporary pointers for inbound passengers travelling from the UK and South Africa.

The journey restrictions have been eased following choices by the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) and shall be efficient January 5 and final until January 31. 

Below the contemporary pointers, Pakistani nationals with short-term UK and South African go to visas and Pakistani passports, together with work allow holders, or any sort of visa issued by the British/ South African authorities are allowed to journey to Pakistan. 

The CAA has additionally allowed diplomats and their households to journey to Pakistan from the UK and South Africa. 

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The passengers would wish a adverse PCR take a look at outcome carried out 72 hours previous to journey. “However, any or all passengers travelling to Pakistan from UK or South Africa will be subjected to PCR testing, quarantine or isolation and other stipulations as specified by the health authorities upon arrival in Pakistan,” learn the assertion. 

As well as, passengers holding legitimate Nationwide Identification Card for Abroad Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistan Origin Card (POC) and having stayed within the UK or South Africa within the final 10 days prior could journey to Pakistan “with a negative PCR test conducted 72 hours prior to travel”.

The rules mentioned that “any and all passengers will also be subjected to Rapid Antigen Tests upon arrival in Pakistan whereby all negative testing passengers will be allowed to leave the airport with the advice to self-quarantine/ isolate for a period of five days”.

Those that take a look at optimistic shall be subjected to quarantine at dwelling till they take a look at adverse.

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Nations together with Pakistan positioned journey restrictions and closed their borders to the UK after a brand new pressure of the coronavirus was detected earlier this month.

The brand new pressure, referred to by some specialists because the B.1.17 lineage, is just not the primary variant of COVID-19 pandemic, however it’s mentioned to be as much as 70% extra transmissible than the beforehand dominant pressure within the UK.

It has since been detected in some European nations, South Africa, India, Japan and Pakistan. 

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