Pakistan bans non-vaccinated persons from domestic air travel
25 Jul 2021
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Gulf Today Report
The Pakistan government is taking no chances where the wide-ranging reach of the coronavirus is concerned. It is determined to stem the spread of the dreaded disease. With over a million virus infections in the country, there is no room for complacency.
In a new rule to tamp down the pandemic, Pakistan has banned those over 18 who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 from travelling by air within the country.
Media reports quoting a document issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) say that no unvaccinated citizens aged 18 and above will be allowed to undertake domestic air travel from August 1.
The restrictions do not apply to international travellers. It also does not apply to link flights if these are within 72 hours of arrival or departure.
However, those who are partially vaccinated, be they foreign nationals or Pakistanis, with proof that they have been vaccinated abroad and patients who are clinically advised against vaccination if they face certain hazards are exempt from the curbs.