International Flights Still Banned until May 31 While Domestic Flights Resumed in Pakistan

International Flights Still Banned until May 31 While Domestic Flights Resumed in Pakistan

Despite the crisis and lockdown here are good news for the Pakistani locals. Domestic flight operations have been resumed in the five airports of the country. The airports include Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, Islamabad International Airport (IIAP), Quetta International Airport, and Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar. Special cargo flights and charter flights are only operating while the international flights are still banned. 20% of the domestic flights are allowed to be operational from 16 May as the lockdown was eased. 

International Flights

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) announced the extension in the ban on international flights and also on domestic flights till May 29 but allowed limited domestic flights while following instructions from the government.

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Guidelines for passengers:

No food and drinks will be allowed during domestic flights. Airlines to maintain emergency PPE in every aircraft to deal with any health emergency during flight.

Every passenger will be required to fill a health declaration before boarding the plane, which include identification of the passenger, travel history during past two weeks, current health state and an undertaking to acknowledge the SOPs.

At the airports, the passengers will go through thermal scanning at both entry airports for departure and upon arrival at the destination city. The luggage will be disinfected before loading onto the plane and after arrival at the destination airport. No meet and greet at the airport allowed. the drivers must stay inside the vehicle in the parking lot.