Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority has issued new SOPs in which the passengers have to do mandatory coronavirus tests from some countries.
The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA ) has divided countries into Category A and Category B countries. Category A countries are Australia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Rwanda, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda and Uruguay and are exempt from the requirement.
All other countries, including the US, UK, and UAE, are required to provide coronavirus test reports before boarding. The tests can be only 96 hours old, not more than that.
Other requirements are that the planes traveling to Pakistan have to be disinfected before passengers board and personal protective equipment must be kept on board, the plane crew should provide sanitizer to all its passengers and keeping an entire row empty for passengers, and passengers keeping their masks on throughout the flight.