The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has revised the policy for inbound passengers as Pakistan sees a decline in COVID-19 infections.
New directive that would abolish the Covid-19 PCR test requirement for vaccinated travellers from the UAE and other countries will come into effect from Wednesday, February 24.
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It is mandatory for all inbound passengers that they should be fully vaccinated.
“The inbound policy was reviewed after which it has been decided to ease restrictions with effect from 0001 PST, February 24, 2022," the NCOC announced.
The NCOC revises the inbound air/land travel categories with an immediate effect.
However, non-vaccinated individuals over 12 years will require pre-boarding negative PCR (72 hours old).
NCOC has implemented the following health/testing protocols:
•Passengers below 12 years of age are exempted from mandatory vaccination.
•Passengers between 12-18 years of age are allowed to travel without mandatory vaccination till March 31, 2022.
Following a drop in the COVID positivity ratio, the NCOC eased restrictions in Karachi, Hyderabad, and Peshawar on Tuesday as well.
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