Islamabad, 21/3 (AO Bureau): Amid the rise in Coronavirus cases in Pakistan, the country has banned travel from 12 countries. These countries include South Africa, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) notified a fresh list of countries categorized into A, B, and C after the emergence of the South African and Brazilian strain of the virus and imposed a complete ban on travel from 12 countries, categorized as C.
The travel restrictions and a ban on inbound passengers from 12 countries will remain effective from March 23 to April 5.
Australia, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mongolia, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam have been placed in the category A.
Botswana, Brazil, Columbia, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia have been placed in category C.
The international travelers from countries not specified in category A require a COVID-19 test before commencement of travel to Pakistan.