CAA issues new travel guidelines for international passengers

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Oct, 2020. 01:38 pm

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued new travel guidelines for the passengers in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

According to the details, now passengers reaching Pakistan from abroad have been divided into two categories

As many as 30 countries including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, China, Japan, New Zealand have been placed in ‘A’ category and passengers travelling from this category are not bound to go through PCR test for coronavirus while travelling to Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus test has been declared mandatory for the passengers travelling from the countries, who are placed in the ‘B’ category by the CAA before 96 hours.

The passengers reaching Pakistan from abroad are bound to fill health declaration form.

According to the notification issued by the CAA director air transport, the new guidelines would be enforced from October 19 to December 31, 2020.

Earlier in October,  the CCA issued new SOPs for domestic flights to control the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus among the passengers and the crew.

According to the PCCA spokesperson, the new SOPs will come into effect from 6th October and will continue to force till the 31st of December.

Everyone at the airport has to wear a mask, especially while entering the passenger terminal building. The spokesperson said, only those passengers will be allowed to enter the airport loungers who will be wearing face masks.

The PCCA spokesperson maintained that only airport staff and passengers will be permitted to go beyond the parking area.

As per the SOPs, it will be the responsibility of the manager to ensure social distancing at the boarding bridge and departure lounge.

CAA has made it mandatory to disinfect the aircraft before passenger boarding according to the procedures prescribed by the board.

CAA made it obligatory to disinfect the aircraft in accordance with the procedures prescribed.

The spokesperson told that every passenger will be provided hand sanitizers after each other and the airlines will ensure the personal protective equipment’s availability in the places.

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