Updates on Travel Advisories and Requirements due to COVID-19 outbreak

Last updated: Feb 16, 2021 

 

Dear Valued Customers,

Due to the situation of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak globally, our regular international flight operations have been affected. We are working closely with authorities and we aim to gradually return to regular flight operations as soon as circumstances allow.

It is mandatory to provide personal contact information at the time of booking for all flights. Travel requirements and restrictions to your destination countries will be updated here. 

 

TRAVELLING TO PAKISTAN

Prior to traveling to Pakistan, passengers must ensure the following requirements:

1) Countries of travel origin are divided into two categories based on COVID-19 risk assessment determined by Ministry of National Health Services:

  • Category A: passengers from these countries do not require RT-PCR test before traveling to Pakistan:  (see complete and updated list of countries)
     China   Saudi Arabia   Qatar  
    .
  • Category B: passengers from these countries must provide proof of negative RT-PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before flight departure. (Children less than 12 years of age, disabled passengers, and international delegations are exempt from the test)

  • Category C: passengers arriving from these countries must provide proof of negative RT-PCR test conducted not more than 72 hours before flight departure. Passengers will also be required to undergo a second RT-PCR test upon arrival in Pakistan. (Children less than 12 years of age, disabled passengers, and international delegations are exempt from the test).

TRAVELLERS FROM THE UK:

  • Temporary entry restriction applies to passengers who originate from the UK, are in, or have been in the UK for the last 10 days.
  • Passengers whose travel originate from destinations other than the UK, who are transiting through the UK and not leaving the airport, are allowed to travel in to Pakistan.
  • Pakistani passport-holders with a valid visa from a category C Country, Pakistani NICOP holders, Pakistan Origin Cards (POC) holders and Diplomatic passport holders of category – C countries and their families with the following arrangements:
    i)  Negative PCR test result, test taken max 72 hrs prior to flight departure from the UK
    ii)  PCR test will be conducted upon arrival in Pakistan by health authorities 
    iii) Mandatory home quarantine for 05 days
    iv) Trace and test for all arriving passengers 

2) Download and install PASS TRACK app on smartphone, available on Google and Apple playstores, and add enter personal details within 48 hours before arriving in Pakistan. Alternatively, passengers who do not have a smartphone can enter their details on the web portal: https://passtrack.nitb.gov.pk/login

As per Ministry of National Health Services, other COVID-19 tests that can be equivalent to RT-PCR tests are also allowed. Complete list available here.

Passengers from Category B countries are also required to add an image-capture of the RT-PCR test result in the app/web portal. A printed copy of the information generated on the app or web portal will be required at the time of check-in for all passengers. Children under 12 years of age, disabled passengers and high-level international delegations are exempted from PCR test and PASS TRACK app registration.

3) Fill in the Personal Declaration of Origin and Health. All passengers are required to fill in this form, and hand it over to the Health Department Staff present at the airport upon arrival.

Updates on travel restrictions and other rules from/to Pakistan due to COVID-19 outbreak can be found here: Travel Updates and Information

Other countries' travel advisories can be found here:  Travel Advisories - IATA Travel Centre