In response to a decrease in COVID-19 infections in Pakistan, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has amended its policy for inbound travellers.
According to NCOC, “The inbound policy was reviewed after which it was decided to ease restrictions with effect from 0001 PST, February 24, 2022,”.
Pre-boarding negative PCR has been abolished for fully vaccinated inbound travellers. However, non-vaccinated individuals over 12 years will require pre-boarding negative PCR (72 hours old).
1. Mandatory full vaccination for all inbound passengers.
2. Passengers below 12 years of age are exempted from mandatory vaccination.
3. Passengers between 12-18 years of age are allowed to travel without mandatory vaccination till March 31, 2022.
4. Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on arrival for deportees and non-vaccinated pedestrians at Border Terminals; Positive cases will be home quarantined for 10 x days.
5. Following a drop in the COVID positivity ratio, the NCOC eased restrictions in Karachi, Hyderabad, and Peshawar on Tuesday as well.
According to today’s figures, the total number of coronavirus deaths reported in the country is now 30,096.
In the last 24 hours, the national COVID-19 body conducted 41,744 diagnostic tests, of which 1,232 were positive. Pakistan’s coronavirus positive rate increased to 2.95 percent, bringing the total number of cases to 1,503,873.
Meanwhile, 3,154 patients who had been infected with the coronavirus recovered overnight, bringing the total number of active cases to 64,262.