Pakistan bans entry of travellers from 26 countries, including India

Pakistan bans entry of travellers from 26 countries, including India

Pakistan has brought in strict travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As per the latest news reports, Pakistan has banned entry of travellers from 26 countries, including India. Citizens from these countries will, however, be allowed entry only under specific guidelines from the country’s COVID management authority.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), which is responsible for taking measures to control the spread of pandemic in Pakistan, has revised land and air travel categories with immediate effect, whereby India has been placed in the stringent
C category.

As regarding the categories, countries that are in
A category, will be exempted from the mandatory COVID-19 test, those falling in the
B category, will require a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that must be taken within 72 hours of the travel date, while countries that are places in
C category will be restricted entry in the country.

Pakistan bans entry of travellers from 26 countries, including India

Reportedly, the countries that have been places in the C category include India, Bangladesh, Iran, Indonesia, Bhutan, Nepal, Iraq, the Maldives, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Mexico, Chile, Tunisia, Bolivia, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Ecuador, Paraguay, Namibia, Peru, Uruguay, Trinidab and Tobago.

Apart from those in the C category, the rest of the countries have been placed in the B category and those visiting from these countries will be required to present a negative PCR test result.

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