In a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has imposed a ban on arrival from 12 countries. The ban will start from March 23 and will go till April 5.

These countries include Brazil, Botswana, Ghana, Columbia, Comoros, Kenya, Mozambique, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

All the above mentioned countries have been placed in 12-C category.

A notification from the CAA said, “As conveyed by NCOC, there will be a complete travel ban on inbound travel to Pakistan from category C countries, including withdrawal of exemptions earlier provided to Pakistani passport holders, NICOP holders and POC holders. The temporary measure is being introduced in continuation to the steps being taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Pakistan.”

Travellers from 20 A-category countries will not require any PCR test to enter Pakistan.

These countries include Australia, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mongolia, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam.

All other countries have been placed B category. Travellers from these countries will require negative PCR test results on arrival in Pakistan. The results must not be older than 72 hours.


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