Pakistan bans flights from UK in bid to control coronavirus spread

Pakistan bans flights from UK in bid to control coronavirus spread

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Islamabad: In view of the continued epidemic of the second round of coronavirus and reports of a mutant form of the virus spreading in the UK, the federal government has banned travelers from the UK from entering Pakistan.

The ban will take effect on the evening of December 22 to 23 and will last until December 29, but it can be extended if the situation does not improve.

Passengers who did not land at a British airport on the way will be allowed to come to Pakistan. Passengers carrying Pakistani passports will be allowed to enter the country after being proved not to be positive for the coronavirus.

Passengers with Pakistani passports must bring a coronavirus negative test report obtained 72 hours before the trip. These passengers will also be PCR tested at the airport.

Passengers will be officially quarantined until the result of the PCR test comes back negative. After testing negative, passengers will be put under mandatory quarantine for 7 days in their own homes.

Lastly, the passengers that arrived from the UK during the last seven days will also be tested. The decision to impose this ban was taken at a meeting of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).

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