Overseas Workplace Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri stated officers from Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had been having talks over the journey ban challenge, Geo Information reported Monday.
The UAE on June 26 prolonged the ban on flights from Pakistan and 13 different international locations until July 21, Gulf Information reported, citing a Discover to Airmen (NOTAM) issued on this regard.
Different international locations embody India, Nigeria, South Africa, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic Of Congo, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka.
Within the notification, the federal aviation authority stated that exceptions can be granted to cargo flights, in addition to enterprise and constitution flights.
Dubai had stated on June 19 that an entry ban on those that previously 14 days had visited India, Nigeria, and South Africa would ease from June 23.
In the meantime, Chaudhri hoped that UAE would revoke the journey advisory because the coronavirus scenario within the nation is best than a number of different states.
“Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi just lately mentioned the difficulty along with his UAE counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed,” the spokesperson stated.
Civil Aviation Authority Spokesperson Saad Ayub stated in line with the UAE Basic Civil Aviation Authority’s notification, flights from Pakistan, India, South Africa, Nigeria, and several other different international locations had been banned July 21 — and after that, a choice might be taken on lifting or sustaining the ban.
“Flights from Pakistan had been banned by the UAE from Could 12,” the spokesperson stated.
In the meantime, diplomats advised Geo Information that UAE’s resolution to permit visa holders from India and different international locations the place the COVID-19 scenario was worse than Pakistan — and denying Pakistanis the identical rights — has raised issues.
Turkey revises quarantine coverage for Pakistan, Afghanistan
In the meantime, later within the day, the Turkish authorities issued a revised coverage concerning the obligatory quarantine requirement on passengers arriving in Turkey.
As per the brand new coverage, which can go into impact on July 1, the quarantine interval for passengers arriving from Pakistan and Afghanistan has been decreased from 14 to 10 days, a press release from the Overseas Workplace stated.
In the meantime, passengers arriving from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, South Africa, and Sri Lanka will proceed to look at the obligatory 14-day quarantine interval.
“The Turkish authorities have additionally knowledgeable that extra particulars on quarantine preparations together with choices for passengers from Pakistan might be issued quickly,” the assertion stated.
“Primarily based on the scientific knowledge, the Turkish authorities have been requested to revisit the coverage of obligatory quarantine requirement for passengers arriving from Pakistan. The Embassy of Pakistan will proceed to stay engaged with the Turkish authorities on the matter,” it added.