KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday extended the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) for inbound passengers till October 31.
A prohibition on travel to Pakistan from Category C nations would continue in force, with the exception of travellers who have a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the aviation authority, according to a notification.
The Category C countries include Iran, Iraq, Ethiopia, Thailand, and South Africa.
According to the CAA announcement, “no COVID-19 PCR test is required before entrance into Pakistan for Category A countries.” Australia, China, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore are among these countries.
Category B includes all nations that aren’t mentioned in Category A or C. Travelers from these countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which must be taken at least 72 hours prior to arrival in Pakistan.