Rawalpindi: According to several reports, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a fresh travel alert for travelers heading to Gilgit-Baltistan and Skardu.
Travelers above the age of 50 will only be allowed to board planes if they have a valid vaccination certificate, according to the advisory.
The goal of issuing a new Covid-19 traveler recommendation was to ensure safe tourism in Pakistan while adhering to strict health regulations and SOPs.
The ban will go into force on June 1st.
Given the ongoing national immunization campaign, travelers aged 30 to 50 who do not have valid vaccination certificates may be allowed to board an aircraft to Gilgit-Baltistan if they produce a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time.
This interim dispensation, according to the CAA, will end on July 1.
Foreign tourists, mountaineers, and trekkers flying to Gilgit-Baltistan would continue to follow all required Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), according to the CAA.
The above-mentioned conditions for flying travel to the above-mentioned destinations will not apply to locals and inhabitants of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan has urged all aircraft operators to follow the new Covid-19 standards for safe tourism in Pakistan.