UAE suspends passenger flights from Pakistan

GCCA said any passengers travellers affected by the decision should follow-up with their respective airlines to reschedule their flights

Pakistan is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, with more than 185,000 so far, including 3,695 deaths.

The UAE’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCCA) has announced the suspension of passenger flights from Pakistan.

The civil aviation authority said the suspension will remain in place until Pakistan establishes a Covid-19 laboratory to test all passengers coming to the UAE.

Urgent travel alert for passengers travelling from Pakistan.#YouAreResponsible#We_Are_All_Responsible pic.twitter.com/cpQ4RUsjms— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) June 28, 2020

GCCA said any passengers travellers affected by the decision should follow-up with their respective airlines to reschedule their flights.

The measure is a precautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of all arrivals, GCCA added.

Pakistan is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, with more than 185,000 so far, including 3,695 deaths.

Last week, Emirates airline suspended scheduled passenger services from Pakistan after 26 passengers tested positive for Covid-19 on a flight to Hong Kong on June 20, all of whom had travelled from Pakistan and passed through Dubai.

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