Virus test from Chughtai Lab a must as Emirates resumes Pakistan flights from June 30

By: News Desk      Published: 07:10 PM, 27 Jun, 2020
Virus test from Chughtai Lab a must as Emirates resumes Pakistan flights from June 30

Emirates will resume its passenger services from Pakistan from June 30, 2020, and has also made coronavirus test from Chughtai Lab a must for passengers from Pakistan to fly through the airline.

Emirates Airline had earlier suspended its flight operation from Pakistan since June 24.

On June 9, Emirates resumed its flight operations from Pakistan, operating flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to Dubai. The resumption came after over two months of travel restrictions imposed globally due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The UAE airline was offering flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad for travellers from Pakistan who wish to connect onwards to other Emirates destinations. Travellers flying between Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas, can connect safely and efficiently through Dubai.

An official statement from Emirates sent to its Trading Partners said: “We are pleased to announce the resumption of passenger services from Pakistan on 30th June.”

However, passengers using Emirates for travelling out of Pakistan will be required to go through the Covid-19 PCR test.

Emirates Airlines will only accept a Covid-19 PCR test conducted by the Chughtai Laboratory.

Now every passenger who wants to travel abroad through Emirates will have to conduct a coronavirus test from Chughtai Laboratory four day before the departure date. Only those passengers having coronavirus negative test certificate and report along with travel documents would be allowed to travel in the Dubai-based airline.

The passengers will have to pay themselves for the test and certificate and would be needed to submit the same to the airline 24 hours before departure.

The passenger can avail the testing facility at home through Gerry’s facilitation and could give samples and get results and certificate at home through Gerry’s.