Following the discovery of a new type of coronavirus, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) revised the recent travel embargo on incoming flights from the UK (UK).
An exception applies to Pakistani passport holders on business, visitor or transit visas if they show a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was taken 72 hours before the flight.
British residents in Pakistan, study, family, work and resettlement visas that expire within 30 days from 22 December can also return to the country under the same PCR testing conditions.
These passengers are entitled to take a COVID-19 test upon landing, followed by a mandatory seven-day quarantine at certain hotels.
The CAA announcement added that all British High Command diplomatic staff and their families could also return to Pakistan under these circumstances.
The CAA banned all international flights from Britain on Monday as a new strain of the coronavirus was discovered, spreading 70 percent faster than the original strain.
“Direct or indirect travel from the UK will be suspended from 11:59 p.m. on December 22, 2020,”said a CAA statement
The travel ban will take effect from 22 to 30 December and will also allow transit passengers not leaving the UK to enter.