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Three categories A, B and C countries of international passenger traveling to Pakistan.

Category A

Updated list of countries for Category A approved by the competent authority for international passenger/chartered/private flight operations from November 27, 2020.

International travelers from following countries do not require COVID-19 RT-PCR/PCR test for entry into Pakistan.
  1. Australia
  2. China
  3. Cote d'Ivoire
  4. Cuba
  5. Fiji
  6. Finland
  7. Iceland
  8. Vietnam
  9. Japan
  10. Kazakhstan
  11. Laos
  12. Malawi
  13. Maldives
  14. Namibia
  15. New Zealand
  16. Nigeria
  17. Rwanda
  18. South Korea
  19. Saudi Arabia
  20. Senegal
  21. Sri Lanka
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Category B

International travelers from countries not specified in 'Category A' require COVID-19 RT-PCR/PCR test before commencement of travel to Pakistan. Test has to be taken within 96 hours of the travel date.

Category C

Updated list of countries for Category C approved by the competent authority for international passenger/chartered/private flight operations from November 20, 2020.
  • International travelers from countries in Category C require COVID-19 PCR Test before the commencement of travel to Pakistan (maximum 96 hours old).
  • International travelers from countries in Category C will need to take a mandatory RT-PCR Test when the traveler lands in Pakistan.
  1. Denmark
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Is nhs test ok travelling tom got my results

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Tiger90210 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:23 pm Is nhs test ok travelling tom got my results
Yes NHS email is being accepted. What option did you select for having the test and how long did it take to get your result (purely out of interest)

On a separate note, surprised UAE is not on the A list yet. Even UK has added it to its quarantine free corridor list.

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adamalikhan wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:01 am
Tiger90210 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:23 pm Is nhs test ok travelling tom got my results
Yes NHS email is being accepted. What option did you select for having the test and how long did it take to get your result (purely out of interest)

On a separate note, surprised UAE is not on the A list yet. Even UK has added it to its quarantine free corridor list.
I'm not surprised at all. It's entirely political. PK Govt is not happy with the direction UAE is going in, so they didn't add them to the exemption list.

Makes extra hassle for those of us travelling from here.

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Singapore has been added in 'Category A' countries, through a notification issued by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on November 25, 2020.

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Category A

International travelers from 'Category A' countries do not require COVID-19 RT-PCR/PCR test for entry into Pakistan.
  1. Australia
  2. China
  3. Cote d'Ivoire
  4. Cuba
  5. Fiji
  6. Finland
  7. Iceland
  8. Japan
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Laos
  11. Malawi
  12. Maldives
  13. Namibia
  14. New Zealand
  15. Nigeria
  16. Rwanda
  17. Saudi Arabia
  18. Senegal
  19. Singapore
  20. South Korea
  21. Sri Lanka
  22. Vietnam
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Category B

Countries not included in Category A & C, international travelers require COVID-19 PCR test before commencing travel to Pakistan (maximum 96 hours old).

Category C

International travelers from 'Category C' countries require two COVID-19 PCR tests.

* First negative COVID-19 PCR test before commencement of travel to Pakistan (maximum 96 hours old)

* Second COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Pakistan.

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Just to confirm nhs is sufficient for travelling via ba

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Updated list effective from December 16.

Category A

International travelers from 'Category A' countries do not require COVID-19 RT-PCR/PCR test for entry into Pakistan.
  1. Australia
  2. China
  3. Cote d'Ivoire
  4. Cuba
  5. Fiji
  6. Iceland
  7. Ireland
  8. Kazakhstan
  9. Laos
  10. Maldives
  11. New Zealand
  12. Nigeria
  13. Norway
  14. Rwanda
  15. South Korea
  16. Saudi Arabia
  17. Senegal
  18. Singapore
  19. South Sudan
  20. Sri Lanka
  21. Togo
  22. Uruguay
  23. Vietnam
  24. Zambia
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Category B

International travelers from countries not included in Category A & C require COVID-19 PCR test before commencing travel to Pakistan (maximum 96 hours old).

Category C

International travelers from 'Category C' countries require two COVID-19 PCR tests.

* First negative COVID-19 PCR test before commencement of travel to Pakistan (maximum 96 hours old)

* Second COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Pakistan.

There is currently no country in Category C.

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About time Turkey came off the Cat A list but think its scandalous how the UAE is not on the same list.

UK govt has very strict criteria for which countries it will form a travel corridor with and the UAE is a safe corridor. Dont understand why Pakistan does not see this.

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How do they control the passengers from Cat C destinations? How is follow up on 2nd covid test done? Is it done at the airport after arrival or when?
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Updated list effective from January 6.

Category A

International travelers from following countries do not require COVID-19 PCR test before entry into Pakistan.
  1. Australia
  2. Cote d'Ivoire
  3. China
  4. Cuba
  5. Fiji
  6. Finland
  7. Ghana
  8. Iceland
  9. Iraq
  10. Madagascar
  11. Maldives
  12. Myanmar
  13. New Zealand
  14. Qatar
  15. Rwanda
  16. Saudi Arabia
  17. Singapore
  18. South Korea
  19. South Sudan
  20. Sri Lanka
  21. Togo
  22. Vietnam
  23. Zambia
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Category B

International travelers from countries not specified in Category A require COVID-19 PCR test before commencement of travel to Pakistan (maximum 96 hours old).

Category C

* International travelers from Category C countries require COVID-19 PCR test before commencement of travel to Pakistan (maximum 96 hours old).

* International travelers from countries in Category C will need to take a mandatory RT-PCR test when the traveler lands in Pakistan.

There is currently no country in Category C.

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Sorry I know I’ve said this so many times, but find it scandalous how UAE is not on the A list.

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adamalikhan wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:49 pm Sorry I know I’ve said this so many times, but find it scandalous how UAE is not on the A list.
Hasn't the UAE had an uptick in cases recently? Also probably indirectly diplomatic as the UAE has stopped issuing visas to pakistani folk?

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A bunch of jokers are running the list of exempted countries. Finland was on the exempt list so I booked ticket to Pakistan. After two weeks they removed Finland and during that time Finlnd was still on the exempt list according to IATA. I went for COVID testing to be on the safe side. Now i am on my holidays in Pakistan and they put Finland back in the list. The number of active covid cases were like 7K, 8K, 9K during those last 4 weeks. Absolutely bullshit service :applause:

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Oman Air message for passengers traveling to Pakistan:

Passengers travelling to any destination in Pakistan must download the Pass Track App & submit your details and present the International Passenger Health Declaration Form during check-in.

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Standard operating procedures for flight crew traveling to Pakistan on direct flights from UK, South Africa and Category C countries

Following Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be applicable to flight crew travelling on international flights operated by or on behalf of any airline operator involved in the operation of direct flight operations to Pakistan from UK, South Africa and Category-C countries:
  • Flight crew will only be allowed to travel to Pakistan while holding a negative PCR test certification conducted in the last 72 hours prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan.
  • Flight crew will be cleared expeditiously through relevant formalities related to arrival/departure at Pakistan by the concerned authorities via separate gates/counters at the airport.
  • Flight crew will be exempted from testing on arrival in Pakistan. This however, will be applicable to flight crew displaying no symptoms related to COVID-19.
  • Flight crew will be transported directly to the designated hotels upon disembarkation at an airport in Pakistan in designated vehicles, arrangement for which will be made by the concerned airline operator.
  • Flight crew will observe mandatory and strict quarantine in their rooms at the designated hotels in Pakistan and any or all interaction beyond the authorized limits will be forbidden.
  • Flight crew will be served any foods/meals only in the designated rooms.
  • Any flight crew displaying any symptoms related to COVID-19 may be subjected to additional testing by the concerned health authorities.
However, compliance with any or all additional stipulations as specified by the health authorities upon arrival in Pakistan will also be mandatory for all flight crew arriving in Pakistan on direct international flights from UK, South Africa and Category C countries.

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