KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a new travel guideline for international flights in view of the recent wave of coronavirus.
According to the details, the new SOPs issued by CAA will be applicable from January 1 to March 31, 2021. This guideline has been issued for passengers of Category B and C countries.
The notification issued by the Director Air Transport stated that passengers from Category B and C countries will have to submit a negative test report of 96 hours before departure.
The notification further that passengers from Category A countries of 24 countries will be exempted from submitting Karuna test report. Passengers from Category C countries will have to undergo another test on arrival in Pakistan.
According to the notification, passengers without smartphones will have to provide information on the relevant web portal, passengers staying less than 12 hours will be exempted from providing information on the test and pass track, disabled passengers, high-level international delegations will also be provided.
All passengers and aircrew arriving in Pakistan will have to fill out a health declaration form. The presence of PPE inventory, gloves, masks, goggles, N95 masks on the aircraft will also be mandatory. However, the change of seat is also prohibited.
Upon arrival at the airport, the medical staff will check the fever of the passengers and allow them to leave after checking other requirements including the test report. Passengers will not be allowed to leave and pick up passengers at the airport.