Islamabad: On Sunday, immigration clearance to Iran began as Iranian authorities relaxed a travel ban on Pakistani individuals with business and student visas, allowing a number of people to enter the country through Taftan.
According to a news report, the Taftan border immigration check was blocked over three months ago due to limitations imposed following the recurrence of coronavirus cases in Iran.
Although Pakistani people travelling by air and with the most recent PCR tests and vaccination certificates against the coronavirus will be allowed to enter the country, Pakistani tourists and pilgrims would still be unable to travel to Iran, according to the article. In the meantime, the ban on pedestrian movement along the Pak-Iran Taftan border has been lifted.
It’s worth noting that on June 29, Iranian officials restricted Pakistani people from entering the country due to an increase in coronavirus cases. During this time, however, the Pak-Iran transit commerce remained unaffected, as did the migration of Iranian individuals into Pakistan.