Current Policies for International Travelers

Latest SOPs issued by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority

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Please note! In addition to these guidelines, please check the requirements of the airline.

Summary of Criteria for Inbound International Passengers

• All passengers are required to install and register on the Pass Track App.
• Countries will be categorized into category A, B and C primarily based on epidemiological risk assessment reviewed fortnightly by MoNHSR&C

(Click here to see the list of countries in each category)

• Returning travellers from Category A countries
                  o No COVID 19 RT-PCR test required before or after travel
• Returning travellers from Category B countries
                  o Show proof of a negative RT-PCR test not older than 96 hours prior to travel
• Returning travellers from Category C countries
                  o Show proof of a negative RT-PCR test not older than 96 hours prior to travel AND
                  mandatory RT-PCR test will be taken when traveller land in Pakistan.
            o Additional restrictions can be imposed with prior notice on returning travellers, including mandatory quarantine at arrival.

Category A
• The people coming from this category of countries, do not require RT-PCR test as a criterion before travelling to Pakistan. Passenger from these countries do not need to quarantine after arrival as well, with the essential premise that they are symptoms free based on screening conducted by authorities at the port of arrival.

• Secondly, all passengers need to download pass track app, and insert data on the pass track app before landing in Pakistan (available at Android Play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.passtrack.nitb.gov.pk) with details of interface presented as Annex C. Click here for Annex C

• If the passengers by any possibility do not have pass track app, they would need to fill out the web version of the Pass Track App (https://passtrack.nitb.gov.pk/login) and a health declaration form (HDF) before landing. Click here for HDF

• Passengers arriving from these countries if found to have symptoms, when screened at the port of arrival by Pakistani authorities, will be required to have a COVID 19 RT PCR test conducted and its result essentially submitted to the designated authorities. within 48 hours of their arrival. Contact details of such suspected cases will be acquired by port authorities, and information about test report submission process will be provided to such suspected cases before they leave the airport. Such suspected cases (based on screening at the port/point of Entry) are not required to be retained/quarantined by the authorities at the time of disembarkation and can proceed to their destination. In instances where the test is found to be negative, they do not need to be quarantined at their respective homes/place of visit; however, in case of a positive RT-PCR result, such cases would be required to self-isolate as per the guidelines for positive cases and isolation procedures. Furthermore, the contacts of positive case need to self-quarantine in accordance to the guidelines for self-quarantine.

(Click here to see the list of countries in each category)

Category B
• Travelers coming from this category of countries would need to get tested and provide a negative COVID 19 RT-PCR test result before boarding for travel to Pakistan. The COVID 19 RT PCR test is required to have been conducted within a duration of 96 hours prior to the time of departure. The negative RT-PCR test needs to be shown at the time of boarding at the port of origin, as well as during the health screening at arrival in Pakistan. Those not possessing a test result, may provisionally be considered for travel to Pakistan, with essential adherence to the procedures of arrival laid out for screening and testing as applicable for Category A countries.

• Secondly, all passengers need to download Pass Track App, and insert data on the pass track app before landing in Pakistan.

• If the passengers by any possibility do not have pass track app, they would need to fill out the web version of the Pass Track App (https://passtrack.nitb.gov.pk/login) and a health declaration form – HDF before landing. Click here for HDF

(Click here to see the list of countries in each category)

Category C
• Category C countries are defined due to an extraordinary public health event related to the COVID-19 pandemic and require more vigilance.

• Travelers arriving from this category of countries will follow the same procedures as outlined travelers coming from category B countries.

• Additionally, travelers will be identified upon arrival at a PoE in Pakistan, a mandatory COVID-19 RTPCR test will be taken. Passengers will be allowed to continue to their final location but will need to quarantine until they receive their test results.

• Further restrictions like mandatory quarantine on arrival and ban on travel will be considered. Any such restriction will be communicated to concerned stakeholders.

(Click here to see the list of countries in each category)

 

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Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has issued new SOPs for International passengers

with effect from 24-09-2020 

Children under 12 years of age, disabled passengers and high level International delegations referred by Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be exempted from the app/ web data requirement.

International passengers traveling from category B countries require a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test not older than 96hr prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan. List of countries in Categories A and B can be found here.

Passengers traveling from category A countries do not require to get themselves tested prior to commencement of travel. Categorization of countries shall be subjected to fortnightly review by Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination on the basis of objective health assessment.

For further information & updates for travelers entering Pakistan, please click here

In addition, all passengers and crew members traveling to Pakistan shall also be required to fill the Health Declaration Forms prior to boarding the aircraft which shall be disseminated by airline.

Form in English

Form in Urdu

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