Covid combat: Reduction in number of flights by 80pc to go on, says CAA 

By: News Desk      Published: 11:28 PM, 19 May, 2021
Covid combat: Reduction in number of flights by 80pc to go on, says CAA 

The Civil Aviation Authority has said that the reduction in the number of flights by 80 percent flights will go on.

A couple of weeks ago, the CAA announced reduction in international flights into and out of its airports by 80 percent as part steps plan to stem the spread of Covid-19.

A spokesperson for CAA, Saad bin Ayyub, the ban will continue till June 15 and the CAA air transport department released NOTAM.

All international passengers upon arrival at Pakistani airports would be required to undergo rapid antigen testing (RAT) and will also have to show an RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours before boarding a Pakistan-bound flight.

Passengers with a negative COVID test will still undergo self-quarantine at home for 10 days, and those found positive will be shifted to a self-paid facility for the same period of time. Inbound passengers will also need to download an app on to their phones to help monitor their movements.