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Passengers travelling to Pakistan without health certification stopped at UK airport

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

21st Mar, 2020. 09:29 am
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The passengers

The passengers travelling to Pakistan without having coronavirus health certificate stopped at the airport by a foreign airline.

The passengers who are ready to depart to Pakistan have been stopped by the Etihad Airways’ staff for not possessing COVID-19 pandemic health certificate.

Pakistani authorities had made it mandatory for the submission of coronavirus health certificate for the people arriving in the country.

It emerged that the COVID-19 screening test is being conducted with the charges of 400 British pounds.

Whereas, the health report comes after 48 hours.

On the other hand, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) set condition to accept only health certificates generated within the time period of 24 hours.

Earlier on Thursday, CAA had clarified that the nationals returning back to Pakistan have been temporarily exempted from the submission of the coronavirus health certificates till March 21.

The relaxation was given by the aviation authorities following the request of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Air Marshal Arshad Malik.

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