However, the Commission grants travelers from 12 category C countries a tax exemption only following fashionable procedures.
According to a statement from the CAA on Friday, international travelers from any country (Category A and B) have a valid negative PCR test certificate carried out within 72 hours of their trip to Pakistan.
According to the opinion, international travelers from category “C” countries to Pakistan can only be exempted from tax by the Commission following fashionable procedures.
Pakistanis due to return from Category C countries by October 31st will have valid negative PCR test results obtained within 72 hours of their trip to Pakistan, with no specific exception granted. He said he could travel to Pakistan during his stay.
The 12 countries in category “C” are Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Mongolia, Mexico, the Philippines, Slovenia, South Africa, Thailand and Trinidad and Tobago.
Authorities tighten national regulations with increased COVID-19 activity. The National Coordinating Committee has withdrawn its previous decision to allow indoor events and dinners across the country from March 15. Only restaurants and food stalls with outdoor seating are allowed to open.
All non-critical stores must close at 10:00 p.m. every day and leisure facilities must close at 6:00 p.m. Authorities have stepped up social distancing measures and the wearing of face masks in public places. Violations can result in fines and arrest. From March 15th, the state has the opportunity to increase the work quota by 50%. Classroom teaching in educational institutions is usually interrupted depending on the region.
In addition to national guidelines, some local governments are putting stricter restrictions in areas with highways with many cases. As part of these “intelligent lockdown measures”, the authorities suspend unnecessary activities and movements. While limited public and private transportation services may work, critical businesses may also face operational restrictions.
The authorities generally prohibit large gatherings, except for authorized events. It also prescribes access control to these areas. Due to the increasing activity of COVID-19, urban areas often face tough measures, although there are regional differences. The following limits apply from March 15th:
Azad Jam and Kashmir: The authorities have imposed strict restrictions on the Milpur region until further notice. Gas stations and medical facilities are open daily, while grocery stores and other large businesses are open Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Authorities have resumed public transport and educational activities in the area, but allowed public and private gatherings with limited capacity.
Balochistan: National restrictions apply. Educational institutions have limited capacities.
Gilgit-Baltistan: National control of COVID-19 is underway. Commercial and transportation services are operated by socially distant means. Participants usually require quarantine if no negative COVID-19 test was performed before or on arrival.
Capital Territory of Islamabad: Sector F-11/1, Sector I-8/4 and Sector I-10/2 as a whole are subject to severe restrictions. Offices can only function with a maximum of 50 percent of the workforce on site. Shops that are not absolutely necessary are only open until 10:00 p.m. Large shopping centers and leisure facilities are closed Friday through Sunday.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Strict measures are being taken in some parts of Peshawar. Authorities plan to close unnecessary shops by 6:00 p.m. and introduce measures such as a food ban in the four districts of Chārsadda, Kohat, Noushera and Peshawar in the coming days.
Punjab: Strict curbs have been introduced in parts of seven cities including Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi and Sargodha. In these areas, shops selling meat, milk and baked goods are allowed to be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Grocery stores and gas stations are open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, other business facilities such as shopping malls, restaurants and offices must remain closed. Only one person is allowed to enter each vehicle.
Sindh: Workplaces can work with up to 50% of the employees on site. Capacity limits can also affect educational institutions.
Countermeasures in identified high-risk areas usually take two weeks but can be extended. Should the number of cases rise, authorities could impose restrictions elsewhere in the coming weeks.
Local public and private transportation have resumed across the country, but state and local seating restrictions persist in some areas.
They offer limited domestic and international flights. Regional differences in the rules may still exist. Reports show that compliance and enforcement across the country are generally inadequate.
The Iran-Afghanistan border crossing is primarily open to trade in essential goods and restricted passenger traffic. However, due to the number of vehicles registered and protests against the passage of people, there are still temporary disruptions in freight traffic, especially along the Afghan border.
The border between Atari and Wagah with India remains closed, with the exception of restricted freight traffic, permitted passenger travel, homecoming, and the transport trade with Afghanistan. Bus and train traffic between India and Pakistan will be suspended until further notice.
Travel restrictions have allowed international passenger flights to resume operations. However, flights remain restricted due to low demand and travel restrictions imposed by foreign governments on Pakistani citizens and airlines. We also operate cargo, charter, and repatriation flights.
All participants on flight routes, with the exception of Category A countries, must provide a negative result for the COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours of arrival. Excepted Category A countries are subject to change with urgent notice. Travelers from 21 countries are entitled to such exceptions until at least March 18th. The categorization is usually checked every two weeks.
All Afghan nationals over 12 years of age entering the country across national borders must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 96 hours of arrival.
All travelers must submit a health report online or via the PathTrak mobile app within 48 hours of arriving in Pakistan. The airline or airport staff will also provide passengers with an additional health check-up form that will be sent upon landing. All immigrants to this country, including Pakistani citizens, must be quarantined for up to 2 weeks without symptoms of COVID-19. Passengers with symptoms must be inspected for a medical exam and quarantined at home or in a medical facility for 14 days.
Confirm travel arrangements. Follow all official directions. Observe the national health and safety measures. Review all business appointments, deliveries, and travel arrangements. Contact a trusted contact for the most up-to-date information and guidance. Stay in touch with the diplomatic representative.
Make sure your contingency plan includes more destructive measures or extensions to your current limits. Review and approve your non-urgent health program. Safe access to important items. Avoid all large gatherings. Pay attention to safety and traffic recommendations.