The decision comes after hundreds of passengers were denied boarding passes to travel to the UAE for not having rapid PCR test reports, which is required to be conducted within four hours before the departure of flight.
The first regular flight from Lahore to Dubai is due late on Thursday night while many passengers and their relatives took to social media to highlight the unavailability of rapid test facilities for the passengers at major airports in Pakistan.
Etihad Airways will launch a number of flights from five Indian cities, allowing eligible UAE residents to return, and for transit to Etihad’s network.
The announcement came after hundreds of UAE-bound passengers were barred from travelling for not having a rapid PCR test at the airports, which is required to be conducted within four hours before the departure of the flight.
Dr Salem Al Khaddeim Al Dhanhani explained that the visa centre, one of the largest in Asia, will provide distinguished consular services in line with the latest international standards. Governor of Sindh expressed his thanks for the efforts made by the UAE to promote bilateral ties.
All the passengers detected as positive in RAT on arrival at the airports will self isolate themselves for 10 days at their homes, decides the Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre.
Vaccination will be mandatory for all inbound passengers of over 15 years of age with a negative PCR report before boarding (maximum 48 hours old).
PIA issued a statement citing chief executive Arshad Malik as welcoming the ICAO conclusion as a positive development for aviation in Pakistan, which would pave the way for the resumption of PIA flights to Britain and the rest of Europe.
Flights to Hong Kong are down 90% and hardly any are allowed to transit as the financial hub isolates itself from the world in the hope it can contain a coronavirus outbreak, even though new infections are overwhelmingly local transmissions.
With flydubai’s daily flights to Istanbul Airport (IST), the airline will increase its flight frequency to Istanbul to 12 flights a week. flydubai’s network in Turkey also includes the capital, Ankara, where it operates two weekly flights.