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Pakistan Bans All Flights From UK Over COVID Concerns


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

21st Dec, 2020. 10:52 pm
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Pakistan Bans All Flights From UK Over COVID Concerns

Pakistan, like many other countries, has imposed temporary restrictions on travellers to the UK over pandemic concerns.

A notification issued by the Aviation Division of the Cabinet Secretariat said that the NCOC meeting had imposed a temporary ban on passengers coming from the UK from the night of December 22 to the night of December 29 in view of the new coronavirus in the UK. The ban will apply to all passengers coming directly and indirectly from the UK.

The notification said the ban would also apply to passengers who have been in the UK for 10 days, but would not apply to passengers arriving on a transit flight from the UK.

Pakistani nationals, who are in the UK on a visit visa, will have to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before departure, passengers from the UK will be re-tested at the airport and passengers will be kept in the government lounge until the PCR test report arrives.

According to the decision of the NCOC, such passengers will have to be quarantined at home for 7 days. Passengers arriving from the UK 7 days ago will also be tested, including those arriving on December 21 and 22. Will

Several EU countries and Canada have previously banned travel to the UK, and others are considering similar measures to prevent a new strain of coronavirus from spreading to the continent in southern England. ۔

France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and Bulgaria have announced travel bans to the UK.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Christmas shopping and gatherings in the south of England should be cancelled because the infection is spreading rapidly and is said to be a new strain of the coronavirus.

The British Prime Minister immediately put an end to the Christmas plans of millions of people and imposed strict restrictions in these areas.

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