Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) lifts ban on the in-flight meal service in domestic flights. The condition of in-flight meal service remains for international flights.
The ban on in-flight meal service was imposed during the fifth wave of coronavirus on January 15th. A PCCA spokesperson has confirmed that the in-flight meal service will resume from March 1st as cases of coronavirus are coming down in Pakistan.
CAA, however, has stressed that travelers strictly follow the COVID-19 protocols- social distancing, face masks, and vaccination.
With effect from 24 Feb 22, requirement of negative PCR report for passengers travelling to Pakistan has been abolished (for fully vaccinated travelers). pic.twitter.com/S77VctOSDx
— NFRCC (@NFRCCofficial) February 23, 2022
The development comes a day after Pakistan had relaxed the requirements of COVID-19 for inbound travelers. In a revised health protocol and travel advisory, Pakistan’s NCOC has abolished the requirement of a negative PCR Test for all fully vaccinated inbound passengers.
According to the NCOC statement, non-vaccinated individuals over 12 years of age will require a valid pre-boarding negative PCR test to travel to the country. The validity of the 72 hours will be calculated from the time the sample will be collected. NCOC stressed that vaccination is mandatory for every passenger except for children below 12 years of age. Passengers aged between 12 and 18 would be allowed to travel without the mandatory vaccination till March 31 only.
“With effect from 24 Feb 22, the requirement of negative PCR report for passengers traveling to Pakistan has been abolished (for fully vaccinated travelers),” read the statement issued by NCOC.
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Last month, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had received an appreciation letter from the relevant Chinese authorities for ensuring prevention and control measures against the Covid-19 pandemic and extending full cooperation during its flight operation in Xi’an, China.
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