New Covid rules announced for travellers entering Pakistan

SourceKhaleej Times
CountryMiddle east

New Covid-19 safety and precautionary rules will come into effect in Pakistan from Wednesday night, as passengers flying from the UAE and other countries will have to take the Covid-19 test upon arrival at the South Asian nation’s international airports.

As per new instructions announced by the Pakistan National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to rein in the Covid-19 pandemic, all passengers entering the nation from the UAE and other countries will have to quarantine themselves upon arrival.

In addition to bringing a negative PCR test when entering Pakistan, which should not be less than 72 hours old, a rapid antigen test will be conducted of foreign travellers upon arrival at all the country’s international airports. The test result can be obtained in 20 minutes.

Travellers, who test negative will undergo 10-day self-quarantine at home, and those who tested positive will be shifted to a self-paid facility for 10 days. The second PCR test will be conducted on the eighth more...