UAE based airline Emirates has announced its plan to resume services to Dubai and three major cities in Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. However, the passengers will be mandated to carry a Covid-19 negative report from an approved laboratory issued within 96 hours of the journey.
From 24 June to 3 July, temporary suspension was observed after 30 Pakistani passengers tested positive for COVID 19 after arriving in Hong Kong. The passengers also displayed mild to extreme symptoms.
Emirates Resuming Flights to Pakistan
Following the government approval, Emirates airline has been resuming services to Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. Passenger can travel to/from Pakistan only if they meet the requirements of their destinations.
The UAE carrier Emirates has always put the safety of their passengers and their crew on top priority. To curb the spread of coronavirus, Emirates has taken a comprehensive set of precautionary measures at every step of the journey on the ground as well as in the air.
Covid-19 PCR Test For All Passenger
According to the government’s guidelines, passengers will be asked to present the Covid-19 PCR test certificate at the time of check-in. The Covid-19 test certificate must be taken up to four days prior to the departure date. It must be conducted at an authorized health center of Emirates in Chughtai Labs at the passenger’s expense.
Where to Conduct the PCR Test?
Emirates will accept only COVID-19 PCR tests performed at Chughtai Labs located in all of Pakistan’s big cities. Passengers are expected to carry their Emirates booking and passport to the test laboratory. According to the details, children under the age of 12 are excluded from the check if, they live with their parents who have tested negative and are fit for the travel.