Aerial lockdown: Pakistan suspends all incoming international flights to the country
ISLAMABAD - In an Aerial lockdown, Pakistan suspends all incoming international flights to the country.
The government on Saturday announced that all incoming international flights to Pakistan will remain suspended for the next two weeks in order to prevent further coronavirus infections from foreign arrivals.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Coordination Committee chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf announced at a press conference.
Yusuf said Pakistan had last week placed the condition on international passengers arriving in Pakistan to bring with them a negative coronavirus certification.
However, in view of the current situation, a "difficult" decision was taken to ban all incoming international flights to Pakistan, starting at 8pm on Saturday (today), for two weeks until 8pm on April 4, the SAPM added.
The restriction will apply to all passenger, charter and private flights. However, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be allowed to bring back its planes which are already abroad.
The suspension of flights will also not apply to diplomats and cargo flights.