In a bid to contain spread of deadly coronavirus, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a new travel advisory for the passengers, media reported on Wednesday.
As per instructions by CAA, the passengers reaching Pakistan from abroad have been divided into two categories.
As many as 30 countries including, China, Japan, New Zealand, Turkey, Saudi Arabia 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, coronavirus test has been declared mandatory for the passengers travelling from the countries, which are placed in ‘B’ category by the CAA.
The passengers reaching Pakistan from abroad are bound to fill health declaration form. The CAA officials stated that the new guidelines would be enforced from October 19 to December 31, 2020.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the country as 14 more people died from the disease in 24 hours. The death toll from the virus has reached 6,601.