COVID: Pakistan bans flights from 12 countries

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Pakistan government has placed a travel ban on 12 African countries under the COVID standard operating procedures (SOPs) and eased the restrictions on flights coming from the United Kingdom, The Express Tribune reported.

According to the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), there are three categories in which countries are placed accordingly to contain the spread of the pandemic.

Category A passengers do not require a COVID test while Category ‘B’ needs a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test conducted 72 hours before travelling to Pakistan. Meanwhile, countries in category ‘C’ must obtain clearance from the country’s National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) before sending their flights to Pakistan, the report said.

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