Pakistan Imposed A Travel Ban On 26 Countries

Travel ban

To combat the spread of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan, the government has imposed tight restrictions on tourists from 26 countries, including India.

Pakistan’s government took this decision as precautionary measures due to prevailing COVID-19 fear all over the world. 

COVID-19 Categories for Travelers:

Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) official has devised three categories for foreign travelers:

  • “A” Category – Travelers from areas in the A category are exempt from the mandatory Covid-19 test
  • “B” Category – Travelers from areas in the B category must take a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours of the travel date
  • “C” Category – Travelers from countries in the C category are restricted and can only travel under specific NCOC guidelines.

According to Dawn, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), a nerve hub for coordinating COVID-19 efforts, has placed these nations in the “C category” and changed the inbound air/land travel classifications with immediate effect.

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Aside from the countries in the “C category,” the others have been placed in the “B category,” requiring travelers from these countries to submit a negative PCR test result.

Travel Banned Countries by Pakistan:

Do you want to know the countries which are travel banned by Pakistan?

Pakistan has banned travel on 26 countries due to COVID-19 fear including India, Iran, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Iraq, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Tunisia, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay. 

COVID-19 Status in Pakistan:

Only 34 cases of COVID-19 were recorded out of 3,226 tests completed in the last 24 hours.  In the previous 24 hours, Pakistan has reported 56 deaths and 1,239 new cases of COVID-19. The country’s overall optimism rating stayed at 3.4 percent, according to the NCOC.

Pakistan’s positive rate has remained below 5% since May 25, which is a huge relief for health officials.

Vaccination Status in Pakistan:

In terms of immunization, the government has so far administered 10.696 million doses of vaccine, with 200,064 doses provided in the last twenty-four hours.

written by Maham Bashir