We all know that pretty much every country is fighting its own battle to defeat COVID-19. Not only because of the fact that it’s taking a lot of lives but it’s also destroying the world’s economy. First, almost all the major countries closed their borders to make sure that the virus doesn’t spread. But they are opening their borders one by one because their economy is not running. In order to keep the flow of the economy running the borders are opening gradually. So, the airlines are also resuming their operations for the convenience of the people. Today we have come up with somewhat the same news.
The PIA announced that it is resuming its two-way flights to Saudi Arabia for international travel. Now you can take Lahore to Jeddah online tickets. Keep on reading to find out the details of the news. But first, let’s discuss how and why PIA suspended the flights to Saudi Arabia.
PIA Suspended Flights to Saudi Arabia:
All PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) trips to Saudi Arabia have suspended until additional notification a week ago. The development came after the Saudi government temporarily suspended entry into the Kingdom after identifying a new strain of the coronavirus in the UK. The mutation of the coronavirus with time is expected to be even more contagious. A PIA spokesman said the national carrier has suspended 18 flights to and from the Kingdom under directives issued by Saudi aviation authorities. A PIA spokesman asked passengers to register through the airline's universal number.
Must Read: Resumption Of Flight Operation In Oman Air
The Latest News:
PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) announced on Sunday that it would resume return flights to the KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) lifted its international travel ban. That now allows you to take Lahore to Jeddah online tickets if you want. A month ago, Riyadh shut its boundaries to go after another strain of the new Covid was distinguished in the United Kingdom. On Sunday, UK civil aviation authorities, the GACA (General Authority of Civil Aviation), announced that the country was resuming international travel in a notification, after which PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) announced it was resuming travel.
Some days ago, PIA announced that it was repatriating Pakistanis stuck in Saudi Arabia following the outbreak of the second wave of the virus. Travellers will have the option to go to Saudi Arabia from today on all PIA flights, said a representative for the public transporter. All travelers must have a [negative] PCR test prior to travel.
Pakistani passport holders holding one of the following visa types (business or visitor visa or transit visa) that have been issued by the UK authorities may return or travel to Pakistan with negative PCR test reports carried out within 72 hours prior to travel to Pakistan. Pakistani passengers with study, family, work, and settlement visas may return to Pakistan if their visas expire within the next 30 days after this letter was issued, while they have negative reports of PCR tests conducted within 72 hours prior to travel to Pakistan.
British High Commission diplomatic officials and their families currently residing outside Pakistan may be allowed to return to Pakistan with a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to travel to Pakistan and will also be subject to mandatory quarantine from their High Commission on arrival in Pakistan. PCR testing is not required for guests whose flights are from Saudi Arabia or any other country listed in Category A.
Otherwise, they must be RT-PCR negative, even if they are travelling anywhere in any country listed in Category A. The PCR test must not exceed 96 hours from the time the test was performed until the departure of the first flight to Pakistan.