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Following a temporary halt, UAE airline Emirates has resumed flights to Pakistan’s three major cities – Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Nevertheless, passengers would be required to carry a negative Covid-19 test from an accredited lab provided within 96 hours of their journey.
“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,” an Emirates spokesperson was quoted as saying by Khaleej Times.
Passengers flying from Pakistan to Dubai and beyond on Emirates will present at the time of check-in, according to the website of the airline, a negative Covid-19 PCR test result stamp. “The PCR test must be taken up to four days prior to the travel date (96 hrs maximum) and must be conducted at the Emirates authorised Health Centre — Chughtai Labs — at the passenger’s expense.”
Kids under the age of 12 are exempt from the test because, according to the website, they travel with their guardians who have tested negative and are eligible for travel.