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Pakistan makes coronavirus tests mandatory for international travellers

Reporting | - Posted: Sep 25, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
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Posted: Sep 25, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Pakistan makes coronavirus tests mandatory for international travellers

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International travellers coming to Pakistan will be required to carry their negative coronavirus test results with them starting October 5.

According to the government, travellers entering the country will have to share their contact information, undergo screening by a health official and provide a certificate of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the airport.

The coronavirus test will have to be conducted 96 hours prior to travelling.

According to the government, an exemption has, however, been given to travelling coming from the following 38 countries. These countries include Australia, China, Canada and Germany.

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List of countries exempted from COVID-19 test. Photo: covid.gov.pk
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List of countries exempted from COVID-19 test. Photo: covid.gov.pk

The government has also introduced a Pass Track Application that all travellers will be required to install on their mobile phones. A health declaration form is also required to be filled 48 hours before arriving in the country.

Upon entering, the passengers will be asked if they have flu or cough. Those with coronavirus symptoms will have to isolate themselves for 14 days. Those without symptoms will be required to quarantine themselves at their homes for two weeks.

People have been asked to avoid all kinds of non-essential travel.

For any further queries, travellers can call the government health helpline at 1166 or visit covid.gov.pk.

The story erroneously mentioned that all international travellers will be required to get tested for the virus. It now has been corrected to say that 38 countries have been given an exemption.

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  1. Salman  September 27, 2020 11:38 am/ Reply

    It is not for All international travelers. Please check and correct the post. Avoid spreading false news!!

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