Coronavirus in Pakistan

CAA issues fresh advisory for air travel

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a fresh advisory, making a COVID-19 vaccination certificate mandatory for air travel from October 1.

According to the latest directives, international and domestic travel will not be allowed without COVID-19 vaccination after September 30.

Those under 17 or patients are exempted from showing a vaccination certificate. Patients, however, need to show a doctor’s note to get an exemption.

The aviation regulator had earlier extended the restrictions imposed on inbound flights till September 30, as it continues the ban placed on countries in Category C.

All Pakistanis whose return to Pakistan from Category C countries is scheduled till September 30 may travel to the country without grant of a special exemption, the notification had said.

The notification issued by the CAA on August 30 for the extension in COVID-19 restrictions. The notification issued by the CAA on August 30 for the extension in COVID-19 restrictions. They should also possess a negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan, it had added.