Pakistan partially resumes international flights after almost three months

Pakistan partially allowed international flights to resume on Sunday, in order to bring back more citizens stranded in other countries because of the coronavirus. Flight operation were suspended almost three months ago in order to curb the spread of the disease. Now the government has reopened 25% of the country’s airspace so that the citizens stuck abroad could return.

Around 40,000 to 45,000 Pakistanis will return to the country every week and all stranded citizens will be home in a month. Around 70% of the flights have been dedicated for Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Malaysia where Pakistani labourers were stranded.

Only symptomatic passengers will be tested and if found they positive, they will be quarantined at the facilities provided by the government. However, it will be mandatory for every passenger to quarantine themselves for 14 days at home and they will have to submit this in writing at the airport.

Source: Express Tribune