The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) early Saturday announced that COVID-19 vaccination certificates are required for all domestic aviation travel beginning immediately.
Vaccination should be completed by July 31 in order to avoid any difficulty, according to the country’s top COVID-19 body.
According to the National Center for Immunization and Disease Control, beginning August 1, travelers traveling domestic flights would be required to show proof of immunization.
یکم اگست سے اندرون ملک ھوای سفر کے لیے کرونا ویکسینیشن سرٹیفکیٹ لازم ھے۔
اپنے آپ کو پریشانی سے بچانے کے لیئے 31 جولائی تک ویکسین لگوایں اور ویکسینیشن سرٹیفکیٹ حاصل کریں
— NCOC (@OfficialNcoc) July 24, 2021
A notification from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in this respect stated that it had transmitted these rules to all airlines, which was later confirmed.
“Effective August 1, anybody attempting to board domestic flights who have not been vaccinated will be denied entry,” according to the warning.
In it, it is specified that this restriction applies to all citizens who are 18 years of age or older.
The development comes as a result of a minor decrease in the number of daily cases and deaths registered on Saturday morning.
On Friday, at least 32 more individuals died as a result of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths caused by the virus to 22,971, according to the most recent data available from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on its official web portal.
In the last 24 hours, 37,636 coronavirus tests were performed across the country, with 1,841 of those tests coming back positive for the virus.
Apart from that, 924,782 people have recovered from the virus in the country so far, whilst the number of current cases remained at 54,122 as of this morning’s early hours.
However, a decrease in the number of cases is not intended to be interpreted as a sign that the virus’s threat is reducing. The fact that Pakistan has become the 30th country to surpass 1 million cases must be kept in mind at this point in the discussion.
In a message on Twitter today, NCOC chairman Asad Umar urged individuals to follow coronavirus-related standard operating procedures (SOPs) and get themselves vaccinated against the virus, warning that the “danger is not over.”
Covid deaths/million population in our region: Iran 1037, Nepal 326, India 301, Sri Lanka 186, Afghanistan 160, Bangladesh 113, Pakistan 102. Timely decisions, hard work, cooperation of people & blessings of Allah made this possible. Risk is not over. Follow sop's & vaccinate.
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) July 24, 2021