The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Friday that it is no longer necessary for passengers on flights to Pakistan to update their information in the Pass Track App.
The easing of the rule that had been established to monitor incoming passengers during the epidemic has been communicated to all scheduled and chartered air carriers as well as ground handling organizations.
The app is being suspended in keeping with the directive, but the CAA may restore the ban if the incidence of coronavirus infections increases once more.
Since May 1, 2021, the CAA has required all incoming travelers to upload their data to the app and has instructed the airlines to do the same. The action was taken to try and stop the spread of COVID-19.
In other news, the CAA made it mandatory last month that all international travelers entering or departing Pakistan complete and submit a currency declaration form to airline staff. As a result, travelers must now declare all forms of local and international currency they are carrying on the currency declaration forms that must be completed before checking in for flights.
According to the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) regulatory standards, airlines are expected to make an in-flight announcement for the submission of the subject declaration, where its passengers would mention the currency. The paperwork will be issued by the crew throughout the flight and left at the customs counters ahead of the immigration desks.
Airlines must also instruct their employees and travel agents to give passengers a copy of the declaration when they purchase their tickets on departing flights. At the check-in desks, airline workers will only issue boarding permits after receiving the passengers’ declarations. After the flight has concluded, the airline employees will give the paperwork and the passenger’s manifest to the Customs staff.
For the convenience of both passengers and staff, the CAA has also created areas and counters for the collection of all declaration forms.