Asks all Pakistanis to avoid unnecessary international travel
Pakistan has issued fresh directives with regard to international arrivals, including the registration of passengers through an online mobile app.
The directives come amid a second wave of coronavirus infections and have already been implemented, according to the National Command and Operation Centre.
Here is a summary of the criteria for inbound international passengers:
Category A countries are Australia, South Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Senegal, Estonia, Singapore, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Japan, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Togo, Malawi, Turkey, New Zealand, Uruguay, Norway, Vietnam, Rwanda and Zambia.
Category B includes all countries other than the ones in Category A.
So far the only country in Category C is Denmark.
The government has recommended all Pakistanis avoid unnecessary international travel due to the current level of risk for disease transmission across the world.
Authorities at the Karachi airport have been ensuring strict implementation of the new directives and coronavirus SOPs.
Passengers are being screened and have to have a certificate showing they are coronavirus negative before proceeding to the international departures lounge.
Relatives coming to receive passengers can’t enter the airport premises and have to wait in their vehicles.
— With additional reporting by Ashraf Khan