Pakistan bars travellers from Bangladesh, 25 other countries
Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday placed strict restrictions on travellers from Bangladesh and 25 other countries by placing them in C category.
An official of the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) said Pakistan had introduced three categories to deal with Covid-19. He said: "Countries in A category are exempted from the mandatory Covid-19 test, travellers from areas in B category require a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that must be taken within 72 hours of the travel date while countries in C category are restricted and people can travel only under specific NCOC guidelines."
According to a document available with Dawn, the NCOC revised the inbound air/land travel categories with an immediate effect.
The document mentioned India, Iran, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Iraq, the Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Tunisia, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago as well as Uruguay in the C category list.
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