Philippines to resume flight to Pakistan, nine others from Monday

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04th Sep, 2021. 01:54 pm
stranded Pakistanis land in Karachi

Philippine on Saturday announced to lift its ban on flights from 10 countries including Pakistan.

According to Khaleej Times, a spokesperson stated that President Rodrigo Duterte was lifting the coronavirus ban on travelers from 10 countries including Pakistan, India, and United Arab Emirates.

The ban was introduced in April to curb the spread of deadly Delta variant.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that flights would resume from Monday, September 6.

However, travelers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia will have to spend 14 days in quarantine upon arrival.

Earlier last month, UAE allowed the resumption of flights from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka from August 10.

The announcement comes days after the UAE relaxed its entry rules for passengers from multiple countries.

The passengers were asked to complete a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Abu Dhabi were also required to wear a medically approved tracking wristband during the isolation period.

UAE also lifted the ban on transit flights from India and Pakistan

Reuters, quoting UAE’s National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA), said that the passengers transiting from the UAE will be required to present a negative PCR coronavirus test 72 hours before their flight.

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