Dhaka: Dubai based carrier Emirates resumed passengers flights to and from Pakistan on July 1 after temporary suspension of eight days.
However, all passengers travelling from Pakistan must carry COVID-negative test report from a laboratory approved by Emirates. The report should not be more than 96-hour-old.
The airline had temporarily suspended flights to and from Pakistan on June 24 following the announcement of some passengers testing COVID-positive who were flying on Emirates to Hong Kong.
Emirates started operating regular flights between Dubai and three major cities of Pakistan including Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, an airline spokesperson said in a statement on July 1.
“Following the receipt of relevant government approvals, Emirates has resumed passenger services to Pakistan. Customers can travel to and from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad if they meet the requirements of their destination,” said the statement.
It further added, “The health and safety of our crew, customers and communities remains our top priority. Emirates has put in place a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey on the ground and in the air, to minimise the risk of infection spread. More information on these measures can be found on: www.emirates.com/yoursafety.”
Emirates will only accept COVID-19 PCR tests done at Chughtai Labs which are located in all big cities of Pakistan.
Passengers must bring their Emirates booking and passport to the test lab.
Children under 12 years old are exempt from taking the PCR test if they are travelling with their parents who have tested negative and are fit to travel.