When Flights will Open from Pakistan to UAE

August 10th 2021 in Travel
When Flights will Open from Pakistan to UAE

"When flights will open from Pakistan to UAE?" is something many Pakistanis are wondering on the other end.

While some exceptions are made to travel, Pakistanis are still facing some problems in their way to travel to UAE.

All Pakistani citizens are required to undergo a Rapid PCR Test 4 hours before departure.

However

“There is no Rapid Antigen Test facility at the Pakistani airports. Therefore, passengers are not able to board the flights. The UAE has emphasized to strictly follow SOPs (standard operating procedures), and bring passengers that meet all the guidelines and conditions,” - Sohail Nazar, UAE country manager at Airblue.

So, when flights will open from Pakistan to UAE? Well, you are still allowed to travel. You should be tested within the premises of the airport.

However, don't despair. Here's what Nazar also said:

“We had a meeting with the officials here in the UAE and they’re very clear about it. Local authorities need to set up a Rapid Antigen Test facility at Pakistani airports. Hopefully, this issue will be settled in a few days’ time,”.

So, When flights will open from Pakistan to UAE?

UAE has allowed the return of Pakistani ex-pats.

UAE Authorities this past week allowed vaccinated residents to return from Pakistan from the 5th of August, 2021.

Now there are some conditions put forth by the authorities to make sure that the return is safe.

So, for the people asking When flights will open from Pakistan to UAE? You need to, first of all, make sure that Rapid PCR Testing is available at the airport.

Now, there is one issue here and the authorities are joining hands and working closely to find out a solution for the people asking When flights will open from Pakistan to UAE?

First of all, let's look at what the problem is exactly:

“There is no Rapid Antigen Test facility at the Pakistani airports. Therefore, passengers are not able to board the flights. The UAE has emphasized to strictly follow SOPs, and bring passengers that meet all the guidelines and conditions,” - Sohail Nazar, UAE country manager at Airblue.

And now, the question is not only When flights will open from Pakistan to UAE? The question is: How will the problem get solved?

Now, the role that Pakistan Health Ministry is playing is this: Pakistan's Health Ministry has reportedly requested airlines across the board to set up their testing counters.

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However, the problem with the unavailability of Rapid PCR Tests seems to be unresolved at the moment.

The letter from Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority reads as follows:

... Only Rapid Antigen Testing is being used as a method of testing for arriving passengers at the Pakistani airports."

Now as Pakistan's Health Ministry has reportedly guided the airlines to set up their testing counters, the situation is inclined towards improvement as of now.

As per guidance, Healthcare providers are joining hands to arrange the Rapid Antigen and PCR Testing facility at Pakistan Airports. In addition to that, Pakistan International Airlines are also working to arrange this facility.

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Just Before You Go…

Now for those asking: When flights will open from Pakistan to UAE?

First of all, make sure that Rapid Test Facilities are available at the airport before you book your flight.

The testing facility, the reports, and the results are eligible IF AND ONLY IF the testing facility is available AT THE AIRPORT.

Test reports from outside the airport are not and will not be accepted.

Now, for the second part: Healthcare providers are working to arrange the Rapid Antigen and PCR Testing facility at airports.

So, shortly: When flights will open from Pakistan to UAE? Or When will you be eligible to fly back to UAE?

Only after the testing facilities are made available within the airport. Until then, authorities and concerned departments are working on the arrangements of necessary facilities at the airport.

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