It is informed that in the wake of COVID-19 prevalence in various parts of the world and current disease situation in the country, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has decided to significantly reduce inbound International Air Travel w.e.f. 5 – 20 May 2021. The essentials of new policy are as follows:
- Inbound air traffic will operate at 20% of total current quantum.
- No change is made to the existing Category “C” list of countries.
- Pakistani passport holders (stranded/short-term visa) in Category “C” countries will be allowed to travel to Pakistan. However, their travel will be subject to exemption granted by the Committee of National Command & Operation Center (NCOC).
- Air travellers would have to undergo negative RT-PCR Test before travel to Pakistan, which should not more than 72 hours old.
- Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) will be undertaken at the airports; negative cases will undergo ten days of self-quarantine facilities for ten days. Second RT-PCR test for positive passengers will be conducted on 8th day of quarantine.
- All inbound travellers will be required to register on Passtrack App.
Following passengers shall be exempted from both RT-PCR testing and Passtrack App uploading requirement:
- Children below 12 years
- Disabled passengers
- High-level international delegations
- Pakistani deportees
- Crew shall only be exempted from PakPass Track App; however RT-PCR/Rapid Antigen Test shall be mandatory
The above measures have been taken to prevent further spread of disease and normal flight operations are expected to resume once the situation improves. However, Pakistani diaspora living in the Netherlands is hereby advised to please avoid unnecessary travel to Pakistan, at this stage.