Saudi Arabia to allow direct flights from Pakistan, says Federal Minister

As per reports in the media, Saudi specialists have chosen to lift the restriction on departures from six nations — Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Brazil and Vietnam — and travelers from these nations will not be required to go through a 14-day quarantine in a third country.


Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry, in a tweet, wrote that Saudi Arabia will allow direct flights from Pakistan, starting from 1st December.

Saudi Arabia had imposed temporary restrictions on travel from the six nations who had not received two doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the realm.

A mandate, given by the Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation to all airlines working in the realm’s air terminals, said: “Permitting direct entry to the kingdom from the Republic of Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Pakis­tan, Federal Republic of Brazil, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Arab Republic of Egypt, (and) India, without the need to remain 14 days outside these nations prior to entering the realm.

5 Days Quarantine

“Institutional quarantine strategies should be applied for a time of 5 days, paying little mind to passengers’ vaccination status outside the realm, with the proceeded application of exemptions given in regards to certain groups in this matter…”

A representative for PIA said anybody keen on going to the realm should contact the airline for a ticket.



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